Media Advisory: School Food Research Webinar

Media Advisory

January 24th, 2022


For more information, contact: Dr. Amberley Ruetz, (519) 902-7977, amberley.ruetz@usask.ca


FIRST NATIONAL VIRTUAL PRESENTATION OF GROUNDBREAKING RESEARCH ON SCHOOL FOOD PROGRAMMING IN CANADA


Researchers reveal inequitable access to school food across Canada and potential universal models to tackle the issue


The Coalition for Healthy School Food and the School Food Working Group of the Canadian Association of Food Studies will hold a virtual webinar to present groundbreaking research on school food programming in Canada on January 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm EST. The webinar will be held on Zoom.


What: A high-level public presentation on the first-ever Canada-wide comprehensive research on school food programs, newly launched case study research on promising school food program models across Canada, and global evidence for school food programs.


Who: Dr. Amberley Ruetz (University of Saskatchewan) and Dr. Mary McKenna (University of New Brunswick), co-authors of the “Characteristics of Canadian school food programs funded by provinces and territories” research; Dr. Rachel Engler-Stringer (University of Saskatchewan), Principal Investigator of newly launched case study research on promising school food program models across Canada; and Dr. Donald Bundy, Director of the Global Research Consortium for School Food and Nutrition.


When: On January 27, 2022 at 12:00 pm EST.


Where: Zoom webinar, link to register here: https://bit.ly/BPI_Canada_2022


RSVP: This invitation is addressed to media representatives. To participate in the webinar, members of the media must register here. There will be a Q&A session with panelists during the webinar. Individual interviews immediately after the webinar will also be possible.


The webinar is sponsored by the Coalition for Healthy School Food and the CAFS’ School Food Working Group. It will be in English with plans for a future French webinar and Dr. Rachel-Engler Stringer is available for French-language interviews.


For more information: Dr. Amberley Ruetz, amberley.ruetz@usask.ca, (519) 902-7977

French contact: Dr. Rachel-Engler Stringer rachel.engler-stringer@usask.ca, (306) 966-7839


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