Learning Opportunities

School Food Matters Symposium, Hosted by Alberta Food Matters

Presented By

Various Speakers

Series Sessions

Date Time
Friday, November 06, 2020 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Saturday, November 07, 2020 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday, November 08, 2020 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Online Online

Keynote is by Dr. Kim Raine, who is a Professor at the University of Alberta’s School of Public Health & Dr. Mary McKenna, who is a Professor at the University of New Brunswick

Other Speakers include Debbie Field, Coordinator of Coalition for Healthy School Food; Scott Hall, Teacher and School Food Coordinator at Ermineskin Schools; Marjorie Bencz, Executive Director of Edmonton’s Food Bank

Alberta Food Matters (AFM) is proud to host this online symposium to assemble teachers, policy experts, academics, health professionals, local food producers, and community organizations to share information and discuss matters relating to school food. Like many Albertans, we believe that all children living in Alberta have the right to nutritious food and a healthy lifestyle!

This learning opportunity will include session topics and strategies to address: setting up a school food system, sourcing local food, financing programs, maintaining children’s nutrition during the pandemic, comprehensive school health, and how we can make a universal, healthy, school food program a reality in Alberta. 

Join our combination of keynote speakers such as, Nancy Kelner, Sarah Linde, Marjorie Bencz as well as various panels, and breakout sessions as we address a variety of some of the most pressing school food challenges we are faced with today. Alberta School Food Matters! 

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Calgary O'Brien Institute of Public Health and AA Pediatric Medical Clinic.

Visit the Symposium Website at https://sites.google.com/erlc.ca/schoolfoodmatters/home?authuser=0 to learn more about the sessions and speakers.



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