The Food Security Network of Newfoundland and Labrador is thrilled to launch a new collection of short films called All Around the Table, which highlight traditional food skills and knowledge of seniors in Eastern Newfoundland.
Twelve amazing seniors from the Avalon Peninsula were interviewed to share their food stories, tips and traditions on camera. A launch event was held in Carbonear on May 3rd - more screening events will take place this spring.
A new video will be released every Wednesday, and the first 3 videos are ready to watch at the Root Cellars Rock Blog: http://rootcellarsrock.ca/all-around-the-table/
To host a free community screening of All Around the Table contact Sarah Ferber at 709-237-4026 or email@example.com.
This project was funded by the Government of Canada’s New Horizons for Seniors Program.
New: All Around the Table Screening at Rocket Bakery
When: Saturday, May 25th
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm (arrive early to purchase drinks and treats to bring upstairs)
Where: The Rocket Room, 272 Water St., St. John's
More information at the Facebook Event.
Report Release: Measuring the Food Environment in Canada
The Office of Nutrition Policy and Promotion, Health Canada, in collaboration with a working group of the Federal, Provincial, Territorial Group on Nutrition, has released a report on the food environment in Canada.
The purpose of the report is to describe current Canadian evidence on geographical access to nutritious food and associations between food environments and diet-related health outcomes; to explore current research initiatives aimed at measuring the food environment in Canada; and to highlight the limitations and gaps in current research related to the food environment. Send feedback to firstname.lastname@example.org
Nutrition Month Events a Success
March was Nutrition Month, an annual campaign of the Dietitians of Canada, and the Food Security Network of Newfoundland and Labrador partnered with Dietitians in the province to host 8 screenings of the film Nourish and a teleconference with Dietitians Lisa Dooley and Vanessa Young.
Nourish and other food documentaries are available any time to borrow from FSN for your community events, anywhere in the province. Contact Rick Kelly at email@example.com for more information.
Find out more about this year's campaign and the theme, "Best Food Forward: Plan, Shop, Cook, Enjoy!", at www.dietitians.ca/nutritionmonth
To listen to a recording of the March 25th Nutrition Month teleconference visit: http://www.foodsecuritynews.com/teleconferences.html
FSN's 2012 Community Report
FSN is pleased to release our 2012 Community Report. It shares six stories highlighting community food security initiatives from across Newfoundland & Labrador. Projects profiled include:
- St. Patrick’s Organic Community Garden
- Hopedale Community Freezer
- Mercy Centre for Ecology & Justice
- Community Garden
- Grand Falls-Windsor Farmers’ Market
- Averee’s Garden
- Family Outreach Resource Centre MOMS Healthy Living
FSN's 2011-2012 Annual Report
The Food Security Network NL (FSN) held it's 2012 Annual General Meeting recently on November 28th, 2012. The 2011-2012 Annual Report presents the exciting work of FSN over the 2011-2012 year, and acknowledges our supporters and partners throughout the year.
Read about our latest projects, achievements, and how much FSN has grown over the past year:
Visit our Resources Page to download reports from previous years.
Root Cellars Rock Food Skills Workshops
FSN is proud to announce the launch of a series of 8 workshops for community groups and individuals across the province to use to foster knowledge, capacity, and engagement with healthy, traditional food skills in their communities. The workshop topics are:
Newfoundland & Labrador Nutritious Food Basket 2011 Data Released
The Regional Nutritionists and Community Dietitians in the Regional Health Authorities, in cooperation with of the Department of Health and Community Services and the NL Statistics Agency, collect pricing information for the Newfoundland and Labrador Nutritious Food Basket on an annual basis.
Farmers' Market Food Safety Handbooks
FSN has produced two new handbooks intended to act as a guide for organizers and vendors of Farmers’ Markets across Newfoundland and Labrador to help ensure food safe practices and compliance with provincial food safety regulations.
FSN 2011 Reports
Released at the Food Security Network NL 2011 Annual General Meeting, this report presents the exciting work of FSN over the 2010-2011 year.
The Food Security Network of Newfoundland and Labrador (FSN) is proud to release this Community Report highlighting the great food security work happening across this province. We hope that these stories of community action inspire you to get involved with or start a food security initiative in your own community.
Profiled in this report:
- Happy Valley-Goose Bay Children’s Community Garden
- Western Environment Centre
- Kittiwake Economic Development Corporation
- Smallwood Crescent Community Centre
- GROWDAT Farms
- FEASt (Food Education Action St. John’s)
New FSN Resource Materials
FSN has released three fact sheets that include a list of up-to-date statistics on the food security challenges we face in this province, information about FSN, and resources. 10 Ways to Take Action, 10 Ways to Eat Local Food, and Sustainable Seafood: 10 Ways to Learn More and to Take Action.
FSN has produced 5 presentations and full speakers’ notes to aid individuals and community groups who would like to learn more or give a presentation on the following topics:
- Understanding Food Security
- Bulk Buying Clubs
- Community Gardens
- Community Kitchens
- Farmers’ Markets
Best Practices Toolkits
A series of best practices toolkits, outlining the key steps to successfully organize and run a community kitchen, community garden, farmers' market, and bulk buying club for community organizations in Newfoundland and Labrador.