CFCC's 2017 Food Summit has ended

Join Community Food Centres Canada in Toronto for the 2017 Food Summit! This event gathers staff from Community Food Centres and Good Food Organizations to share ideas, make meaningful connections, and get energized for our collective work building a healthy and fair food system. Highlights include three tours, a public keynote event, 20+ workshops, themed meet-ups, and our Saturday night social. Read on for the schedule, logistics, and ticket information. Registration closes on March 12, 2017 but register early to secure a spot! Watch this space as more program details will be available soon.

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Sunday, April 9 • 9:30am - 11:00am
Nudge vs. shove: A healthy debate on shaping healthier habits

When it comes to healthy eating, lately there has been some juicy findings in health and behaviour research, slow syrup-y open consultations on revamping Canada's Food Guide, and salty commentary in the media on the various approaches to helping people find their way to the healthiest choice. From nudging folks with knowledge and shocking social marketing campaigns to taxing high-calorie soft drinks and removing the unhealthy choice from the plate of options — how should we, as "good food" champions, lead our communities down a healthier life path? We’ll dig right into the issues with a real live debate between community chefs, food-skills coordinators, and health advocates on cutting out the crappy vs. heaping on the healthy.

CFCC consultant Trace MacKay will moderate the debate and offer some background on the latest health promotion and harm reduction research.

Got some sweet ideas on swapping out the sugar? Are you ready to salt shake-up your opponent? Not afraid to take on your peers in a verbal food fight? If you would like to test your [pork] chops by participating in the Nudge vs. Shove debate, email Trace@cfccanada.ca.



Trace MacKay

Program Evaluation Consultant - FoodFit, Community Food Centres Canada

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Derek Barnes

Volunteer Coordinator & Community Chef, The Local Community Food Centre

Megan Carrothers

Community Kitchen Manager, West Central Women's Resource Centre

Erin Gionet

Food Skills Coordinator, The Alex CFC

Rudeen Laing

Community Health Facilitator/volunteer Coordinator, Interfaith Food Bank

Abby Legaspi

Cooking and Food Skills Programmer, NorWest Community Food Centre
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Grant Mitchell

community chef, NW Coop CFC
Community Chef, NorWest Community Food Centre

Sunday April 9, 2017 9:30am - 11:00am EDT
Hart House 7 Hart House Circle, Toronto