Durham, UoGuelph, YorkU shine light on food insecurity


Several initiatives across Ontario have highlighted the issues of food literacy and insecurity on campus. Durham College has launched a program called “Food IQ: Growing Minds, Growing Plates,” which seeks to improve student food literacy by educating students about accessible, affordable healthy food. As part of the initiative, Durham’s Farmer’s Market will be brought to the Oshawa campus and wellness coaches will deliver programming on mindful eating and healthy habits. At the University of Guelph, theatre students will soon unveil “Future Food Visions,” an immersive audio experience that will be held at the Guelph Farmers’ market. The experience will share the history of food and food insecurity. York University has launched a bilingual food resources website, which provides users with a list of tools and information to help them navigate food supports across campus.

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