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  • Canadian Diabetes Association – Food Skills for Families | Promoting Healthy Eating for Families
    of us feel we don t have time to cook from scratch and have never had the experience of cooking our own meals with nutritious delicious foods There are several reasons for this Many people have limited income many are new to Canada and its food system and many live with or at risk of chronic diseases One thing common to all of us however is that we are all

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  • About | Canadian Diabetes Association – Food Skills for Families
    based program that makes healthy eating shopping and cooking easy quick and fun The Canadian Diabetes Association offers this successful six session program to teach people how to make healthy meals snacks and beverage choices and to gain confidence in the kitchen Programs are delivered to targeted at risk populations Since 2008 over 889 Food Skills for Families programs have been delivered in over 123 communities throughout BC The Program Is delivered to five target populations low income new immigrant Punjabi Aboriginal and seniors Is led by trained and certified community facilitators in kitchens within host community organizations throughout BC Encourages participation and social interaction Includes 6 session which are each 3 hours in length Addresses different topics based on the Canada Food Guide including food label reading and a grocery tour Inspires and empowers participants to eat well while creating fast easy meals using fresh whole ingredients Is a best practice curriculum which is supported by Facilitator Manuals and Participant Handbooks for each target population Community host organizations find Food Skills for Families a valuable program for helping participants gain knowledge of basic nutrition and helps to build confidence in the kitchen Experience a Food Skills for Families Course

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  • Meet The Team | Canadian Diabetes Association – Food Skills for Families
    enjoy the outdoors preferably the sunny months in Vancouver for hiking and swimming but will still attempt to ski during the winter Some other favourite things of hers are trying new places to eat experimenting with nail art and travelling the world Samantha Bissonnette Coordinator Sam joined CDA in 2010 when the program was only two years old and has played an integral role in the development and expansion of the program over the past five years She recently completed the Food Skills for Families Train the Trainer program and is now a Certified Community Facilitator Prior to CDA Sam completed her Bachelors of Business as well as a Diploma in Marketing Communications at BCIT She is an avid traveller having completed a term of post secondary as part of a travelling school in Europe her most recent trip took her to Panama in 2014 and she is hoping to visit Japan next At home Sam is a self described food lover and enjoys sampling all variety of delicacy no matter how unusual don t be surprised if you see tentacles in her lunch Karen Coulson M anager Karen joined the Food Skills for Families team in August 2014 The

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  • Strategic Partners | Canadian Diabetes Association – Food Skills for Families
    provides a wide range of integrated health care programs and services to residents across BC s Southern Interior Northern Health provides health services to 300 000 people over an area of 600 000 square kilometers in the province of British Columbia Vancouver Coastal Health delivers services to more than one million BC residents living in Vancouver Vancouver s North Shore Richmond the Sea to Sky Highway Sunshine Coast Bella Bella Bella Coola the Central Coast and the surrounding areas Island Health provides health care to more than 765 000 people on Vancouver Island the islands of the Georgia Strait and in the mainland communities north of Powell River and south of Rivers Inlet The BC First Nations Health Authority is the first province wide health authority of its kind in Canada In 2013 the FNHA assumed the programs services and responsibilities formerly handled by Health Canada s First Nations Inuit Health Branch Pacific Region Our vision is to transform the health and well being of BC s First Nations and Aboriginal people by dramatically changing healthcare for the better The Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program provides coupons to low income families and seniors who are enrolled in participating cooking and

    Original URL path: http://www.foodskillsforfamilies.ca/about/strategic-partners/ (2015-04-05)
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  • Program Outcomes | Canadian Diabetes Association – Food Skills for Families
    their families in communities across BC Three evaluations have been done on the program to date You can download the complete Food Skills for Families evaluation reports below please note files may take a few seconds to open Food Skills for Families Evaluation Report June 2014 Food Skills for Families Evaluation Report June 2013 Food Skills for Families Evaluation Report June 2012 Food Skills for Families Evaluation Report March 2011 Food Skills for Families Evaluation Report March 2010 Food Skills for Families Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative Evaluation Report 2011 2012 Evaluation results show that participants Are eating more fruits and vegetables everyday as a result of taking this course Have a significantly higher level of knowledge about what foods are healthy Are cooking more meals from scratch e g not using convenience or packaged meals and including raw or fresh ingredients Have a significantly higher level of confidence about preparing and cooking healthy foods trying new foods applying food safety procedures and understanding nutrition facts on food labels Using less salt sugar and fat Comments are closed What Participants Say I made friends with fruits and vegetables before we were just acquaintances Someday I hope we will become best friends I

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  • Curriculum | Canadian Diabetes Association – Food Skills for Families
    practice core curriculum that has been professionally designed by dietitians and educators The curriculum is built on Canada s Food Guide and adapted to meet the needs of five specific groups Aboriginal New immigrant Punjabi low income families and Seniors families While the program is designed for these five groups it is applicable to those who want to prevent or manage diabetes and other chronic diseases and to optimize their family s health through renewed shopping and cooking skills The six session curriculum involves learning components and hands on cooking Each session is three hours in length and taught by a Food Skills for Families Certified Community Facilitator Session topics include Session 1 Variety for Healthy Eating Session 2 Fabulous Fruits Vegetables and Whole Grain Goodness Session 3 Meat Alternatives Milk Alternatives Healthy fats Session 4 Planning Healthy Meals Snacks and Beverages Session 5 Savvy Shopping Grocery Store Tour Session 6 Celebration Participant Handbooks Each participant will receive an easy to use Participant Handbook filled with helpful tips and healthy tasty recipes A handbook has been designed for each of the five groups to meet their unique needs Comments are closed What Participants Say I enjoyed learning healthier alternatives to

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  • Aboriginal | Canadian Diabetes Association – Food Skills for Families
    skills that make mealtimes simple and easy The Aboriginal Curriculum features indigenous foods as well as foods from many other cultures Traditional recipes such as Three Sisters Stew are featured and ingredients such as elk are approached in a new way Many other flavourful recipes like hummus and blueberry muffins are introduced The following is an excerpt taken from the Food Skills for Families Aboriginal Families participant handbook Comments are

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  • New Immigrant | Canadian Diabetes Association – Food Skills for Families
    It s more than just recipes the sessions demonstrate how to use a variety of kitchen equipment and utensils while cooking tasty foods such as raisin bran muffins and healthy pizza Participants get great tips on preparing school lunches and granola bars that kids love With an opportunity to make friends learn new skills and share good food the program helps to make everyone feel a little more at home

    Original URL path: http://www.foodskillsforfamilies.ca/curriculum/new-immigrant/ (2015-04-05)
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