Pulse Café
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Pulse Café
Presented by: Debra McLennan
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 | 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Session Location:
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About the Session:

Let's talk PULSES! Everything you wanted to know about beans, peas, lentils, and chickpeas!

With the new Canada's Food Guide and increased demand for plant-based sources of protein, there is a lot of interest in pulses like beans, peas, lentils, and chickpeas! Did you know we grow them right here in Alberta?  Join registered dietitian Debra McLennan from Alberta Pulse Growers (APG) for this interactive food demonstration and discover more about the pulse industry in Alberta, how to prepare pulses and get some ideas to help you incorporate pulses into your class curriculum.

Elementary school teachers will be given information about the Pulse Café program and coordinating resources designed to meet curriculum outcomes in health/wellness, science, social studies, and math. Junior/Senior high school teachers will be given information about APG’s Classroom Support Program and copies of the Pulses: from Farm to Table workbook and coordinating resources designed to meet curriculum outcomes in a variety of Foods classes.

APG is a not-for-profit organization that represents the 6500 pulse farmers in Alberta. Resources created and provided by APG are available at no cost to teachers to facilitate the incorporation of pulses into classroom curriculum.

About the Presenter(s):
Debra McLennan

Debra McLennan is a Registered Dietitian with over three decades of experience in health care, education and industry.  Debra now brings her passion for food and nutrition to her role as Food & Nutrition Coordinator with Alberta Pulse Growers where she enthusiastically encourages everyone to add tasty Alberta pulses to their meals every day!

Catering is not prepared in a nut/gluten-free environment.
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This is a public event with the likeliness of photo/video throughout the day. By attending, participants understand they may be captured in photo or video for future presentations or promotional material development. Please see conference hosts if you prefer to not be photographed.

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This session is is possible through funding from Alberta Education