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Foodshare Events with Betti Wiggins

Toronto, Ontario
December 3, 2015

FoodShare Toronto, 90 Croatia Street

We wanted to share information about two exciting events at FoodShare on December 3, 2015. We have been able to confirm that Betti Wiggins can be in Toronto and speak at a morning workshop and at an evening public meeting.  Betti Wiggins is the incredible leader of school food programs and local procurement solutions in Detroit. See: http://civileats.com/2015/04/06/how-one-visionary-changed-school-food-in... and http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4504654/betti-wiggins-testifying-congress

Changing the Food Conversation
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Workshops, networking opportunities and a delicious lunch follow Betti’s keynote. There will be four workshops:

  • Healthy School Cafeteria Lunches: Hear from researchers Cassandra Vink and Ruth Silber on viable business models and from Alvin Rebick, FoodShare Kitchen and Good Food Program Senior Manager and Ryerson University Researcher Fleur Esteron about the Good Food Cafe
  • School Gardens and Farms: Farming schoolyards for food production and youth engagement Facilitated by Sunday Harrison (Executive Director, Green Thumbs
  • Sourcing affordable food for agencies and schools: Case studies from our Good Food Programs Facilitated by Moorthi Senaratne (FoodShare’s Warehouse Senior Coordinator), Jennifer Reynolds (Food Secure Canada’s Institutional Food Program Manager), Tina Gokstorp, GbProduce, Shawn Conway,(FoodReach Toronto), Alena Cawthorne (Sustain Ontario)
  • Why culturally appropriate food matters : Facilitated by Jenelle Regnier-Davies (Centre for Immigrant & Community Services), Patrick Nadjiwon (The Three Sisters' House/N'Swo N'Shiimenhig Endaayaat)

Please RSVP to the event using the following form: https://docs.google.com/a/foodshare.net/forms/d/1AsBT8PJ9rnfyDC3E2lb3JTt....

Just Food
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.

Hear Betti Wiggins speak about what it takes to change the food culture in institutions by placing students at the centre of cooking, growing and new procurement. Read more about Betti here: http://bit.ly/1MZ087Z.

After Betti's keynote, hear from educators making school food work in Toronto, from school farmers and urban agriculture. You’ll learn and get inspired about school cafeterias and youth farming across North America, enjoy a delicious home cooked dinner and meet friends and colleagues working for food justice in Toronto.

Panelists:

  • Mario Thomas, Chef and Culinary Arts Teacher at Heydon Park Public School
  • Anan Lololi, Executive Director, AfriCan Food Basket

Please RSVP to the event using the following form: https://docs.google.com/a/foodshare.net/forms/d/1crZNVw3NgCmgWgxTJzAxogo....