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October 2015
$5.00

Plan it! Pack it! Eat it! Hands-on class to teach kids how to help plan and pack AWESOME school lunches.

October 3, 2015 @ 10:15 am - 12:00 pm
Sobey’s, 4980 Tahoe Blvd
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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fun ways to get my kid to try new foods at lunch

Kids are more likely to eat their school lunch if they helped to prepare it so let's have fun teaching them how to do just that! Toronto Food Revolution Day Ambassadors Carol Harrison and Monika Strzalkowska are hosting a hands-on kids cooking class suitable for kids 7-12 years of age (along with an accompanying adult).

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Sowing the seed for sustainable diets, Nutrition Symposium

October 7, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 12:30 pm
Metro Toronto Convention Centre Room 107 North Building, 255 Front Street West
Toronto, Ontario M5V 2W6 Canada
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Sowing the seed for sustainable diets, Nutrition Symposium

Carol will be at this event. If you are attending too be sure so say hi!  According to the FAO, sustainable diets are defined as: “Those diets with low environmental impacts which contribute to food and nutrition security and to healthy life for present and future generations. Sustainable diets are protective and respectful of biodiversity and ecosystems, culturally acceptable, accessible, economically fair and affordable; nutritionally adequate, safe and healthy; while optimizing natural and human resources.” Health professionals have a role…

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Ontario Agriculture Week Farm Tour

October 8, 2015 @ 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Berlos Best Sweet Potato Farm, RR 4
Simcoe, Ontario N3Y 4K3 Canada
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Ontario Agriculture Week Farm Tour

Carol will be at this event. If you are attending too be sure so say hi!  To celebrate Ontario Agriculture Week, Farm & Food Care Ontario is sponsoring its annual farm tour on Thursday, October 8, 2015. The tour will highlight the innovative and unique types of farming found only in Norfolk County.

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Social Media and the Power of Email Marketing

October 13, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
ThinkFood! Centre, 6897 Financial Drive
Mississauga, Ontario Canada
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Carol will be at this event. If you are attending too be sure so say hi!  Sol Orwell will be talking about the benefits (and weaknesses) of social media, and will contrast it with email marketing. He will take a look at the big picture on how to "sell" online, both your own brand and products you may deal with in your marketing, sales or foodservice roles.

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Eggs Mother Nature’s Multi-Vitamin & Kids in the kitchen

October 15, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Rogers TV Durham, 301 Marwood Drive
Oshawa, Ontario L1H 1J4 Canada
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Eggs Mother Nature’s Multi-Vitamin & Kids in the kitchen

Carol has two TV segments: Eggs Mother Nature’s Multi-vitamin – did you know eggs have antioxidants? Find out about all the goodness packed into just 70 calories! Kids in the kitchen – cooking up Veggie-Cheese Muffin Fritattas a great recipe to teach kids how to cook.

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Easy and Healthy Lunches for Kids

October 17, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Fortinos, 330 Queensplate Drive
Etobicoke, Ontario M9W 7J7 Canada
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Carol is jazzed about cooking in the Fortinos’ store in Etobicoke. She will facilitate a hands-on session with 40 Home Child Care Providers cooking up easy and healthy lunches kids will love. This event is private and full.

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November 2015

Yummy Lunch Club on Rogers Daytime TV

November 19, 2015 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rogers Daytime TV , Toronto,

Make the most of leftovers Make once, eat twice. It's the way to work smarter, not longer in the kitchen letting you eat right and stay on top of your busy day. In this 12 minute cooking segment, I'll show you how to take this gorgeous Southwestern Beef Steak Succotash Saute   and turn leftovers into 4 Yummy Lunch Club school lunches: soup, pasta salad, wrap and bento box. Vegetable Hummus If your child can make a smoothie, they can…

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Food Photography with Libby Roach

November 21, 2015 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Liberty Village, Toronto , + Google Map

I'll be in a workshop all afternoon long with other registered dietitians keen to design and take great food shots. I'm well aware this is a craft that will take time to develop but we all have to start somewhere. I'm looking forward to a session designed with lots of practice time and time to ask questions as well (what does this do-hicky button do again?). Libby Roach has a friendly, approachable style and is surely a capable food photography…

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$25

Longos Cooking Classes- inexpensive and informative!

November 24, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Longos, Maple Leaf Square, 15 York St
Toronto,
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Local cooking classes at grocery stores can be a great place to pick up a clever new cooking technique, learn about local ingredients, meet interesting people and get out of your comfort zone trying something new. What's new for me? Getting comfy eating shrimp. The 8 year old in me see them and thinks of chubby grubs you find under rocks - yup that's the embarrassing truth. We'll be making cumin roasted shrimp with chili dipping sauce, as well as…

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December 2015

GrowCanada 2015 Conference, Calgary

December 1, 2015 @ 5:00 pm - December 3, 2015 @ 5:00 pm
Hyatt Regency Convention Centre, 700 Centre Street
Calgary ,
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GrowCanada Conference on Agriculture More and more as a dietitian I am expected to bridge the gap between food, health and farming/agriculture. And I can tell you it is not easy. As a parent, you want to know about the nutritional value of food but equally important are questions about quality, safety and sustainable farming practices. I'll share the gems of what I find out here on the blog in the FAQ section. If you have a question you want…

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