Be a part of this year's Food & Nutrition Forum

Be a part of this year's Food & Nutrition Forum and participate in four engaging sessions revolving around sustainability, food waste, the role of seasonal agricultural workers in Canada, nutrition for healthy aging, food literacy and more!

Tuesday November 2, 2021
11:00am – 4:00pm EST


11:15AM- Zero Food Waste (Keep calm and cook on!)

Keynote Speaker: Bob Blumer – (LFHWC) Love Food Hate Waste Canada
Supported by The Canadian Agricultural Partnership and Farm & Food Care

Bob Blumer is a professional gastronaut with an adrenaline addiction. He has created and hosted three award-winning TV series that have aired in over 20 countries, written six acclaimed cookbooks, and broken eight food-related Guinness World Records.

12:15PM- The role of Seasonal Agricultural Workers in Canada

Felena Pereira, Seasonal Agriculture Worker from Trinidad & Tobago; Amanda Dooney, owner Suncrest Orchards; Stefan Larass, Senior Policy Advisor, Ontario Fruit & Vegetable Growers’ Association.

Supported by Ontario Apple Growers (OAG) & Ontario Fruit and Vegetable Growers’ Association (OFVGA)

In Canada, most fruits and vegetables are grown and harvested with the help of thousands seasonal workers that come annually from countries like Jamaica, Mexico and Trinidad and Tobago. But how much do you know about them, their rights and privileges and what they do? In this panel discussion, you’ll hear from three experts on the topic including a Seasonal Agriculture Worker. They’ll answer questions about the critical role these workers play and responsibilities that growers have when hiring them.

1:15PM- Marianne Smith Edge, Exploring the Complexities of Sustainability From Farm to Fork—it’s More than a Label or Word

Marianne Smith Edge, MS, RDN, LD, FADA, FAND

Founder and Principal, The Agri-Nutrition Edge

Supported by Canola Eat Well

Marianne is an agriculture native, a 6th generation farm owner and produces the bi-monthly Meet Me at the Table blog and The Agri-Nutrition Edge Report newsletter.

Building upon the tenets of sustainability (environment, economics and social responsibility), this presentation will provide an overview of sustainability including its role in shaping food systems from farm to fork and ultimately, addressing nutrition and hunger. The role and responsibility of various food systems sectors and stakeholders, including the nutrition professional, in supporting a resilient food system will be discussed.



2:15PM- Nutrition for Healthy Aging

Sue Mah, MHSc, RD, PHEc, FDC, Award-winning dietitian, President, Nutrition Solutions Inc. Co-Founder, Nutrition for NON-Nutritionists

Lucia Weiler, BSc, RD, PHEc., Award-winning dietitian President, Weiler Nutrition Communications Inc., Co-Founder, Nutrition for NON-Nutritionists

Supported by Florida Department of Citrus & Nutrition for NON-Nutritionists

The WHO has declared 2020-2030 as the Decade of Healthy Aging. According to census data, Canada now has a higher proportion of seniors than ever before and over the next 20 years, the country’s senior population is expected to grow by 68 percent. In this presentation, award-winning dietitians and Co-Founders of Nutrition for NON-Nutritionists Sue Mah and Lucia Weiler will highlight the potential of food and beverages to address key health concerns experienced by our aging

Join us to discover how you can support healthy aging for your clients and loved ones.