Food IQ: Growing Minds, Growing Plates

The Campus Health and Wellness Centre (CHWC) and the Barrett Centre of Innovation in Sustainable Urban Agriculture have teamed up to educate on the importance of accessible, affordable healthy food and preparing nutritious meals. Join us to learn food literacy skills, such as nutrition, cooking, and meal planning. These skills are the foundation of lifelong habits of responsible and conscious eating, promoting better physical and mental health.

From Hunger to Health – Recorded Education Session

Click the link to learn more about:

  • Understanding Food Insecurity and Food Literacy
  • On-Campus and General Food Insecurity and Food Literacy Services and Resources
  • Canada’s Food Guide and Nutrition
  • Food Insecurity and Health Outcomes
  • Connecting with Services and Supports

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Date: March 8, 22, 26
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Location: Simcoe Village Residence, Oshawa Campus

Elevate your cooking and unleash your inner chef by attending one of our Food IQ – Growing Minds Growing Plates cooking groups. Simple recipes, big flavour and healthy eating all on a small budget! Learn how easy and fun it can be to make quick, affordable and healthy meals, and how to turn your kitchen into a culinary hot spot. Connect with others while you eat the meals you prepare and be introduced to food literacy information, resources and hacks on shopping and meal planning.

Munchie Mondays (VIRTUAL)

Date: Mondays January 22, February 5, March 4, 18, April 15
Time: 12:00pm-1:00pm
Location: Please register for MS team link

Join wellness coach Heather preparing thrifty meals and snacks that are easy, quick and nourishing! We’ll explore beyond nutritional value and look at the relationship we have with food with support from Michelle, our Eating Disorders Psychotherapist. Sit with us for lunch as we have some fun with food to fuel us for academic success! Check out @WellnessAtDC on Instagram to see what recipe we will be preparing each week.

Seasonal Farmers Market

Spring/Summer information to come soon!

There is a variety of in-season produce that is fresh, locally grown and more affordable is available each week to students, staff and faculty of both DC and Ontario Tech. Also available are food literacy and food insecurity information and resources. More details to come summer 2024.