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School Lunches: What’s on the Menu, Ottawa?

Posted: Apr 20, 2015

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School Lunches: What’s on the Menu, Ottawa?

Pic above: What's on Canada's tray? Ottawa's?

On behalf of the Ottawa Food Policy Council I would like to invite parents, students, educators, food providers, interested community members in Ottawa to our free education event:

School Lunches: What’s on the Menu, Ottawa?  

The event will take place on May 12th, 2015 at Immaculata High School from 6:00-8:30PM.

Please register here.

The aim of our event is to provide attendees the opportunity to interact with several different programs connected to children’s health in Ottawa, as well as some key folks directly involved in healthy food in schools (K-12).  

Information kiosks will be set up starting at 6PM, and will include these great organizations and programs:

A panel of speakers will present their experience with healthy food in schools, from varied perspectives, starting at 7:00PM:

  • Public Health Perspective and Keynote Speaker: Pascale Messier, Ottawa Public Health Dietitian.

  • Regional perspective: ​Laurie Dojeiji​, Health Promotion Manager, Champlain CVD Prevention Network.

  • Teacher perspective: ​Sally Collins​, High School Teacher, Lead on the Healthy Eating Grant provided by the Ministry of Education, Norman Johnston Alternate Program.  Who has blogged about the grant herself on Weighty Matters on two occasions! [1] [2]

  • Student perspective: ​Samuele-Lyn​ LaRocque, G12 Student, Student Representative on the Healthy Eating Working Committee, Norman Johnston Alternate.

  • Senior Management perspective: ​Christopher Mes​, Principal, Immaculata High School.

  • Parent perspective: ​Alejandra Dubois​, Parent, School Council, école secondaire publique Gisèle-Lalonde.

Free healthy snacks will be provided, prepared by the wonderful chefs at the Ottawa Mission!

Please add the event to your calendar and register as soon as you can. The night promises to be a great opportunity to learn about healthy food in Ottawa schools, and how you can get involved!


Rob Lazzinnaro, RD