Three one-hour hands-on workshops on Food Justice offered to students from grades 4-6 every Monday at the Parkdale Food Centre. Each workshop includes a participatory conversation about big issues and a hands-on activity in our community kitchen.
Cost: Suggested donation of $2/student/workshop
For more information, or to book, contact Alissa at 613-722-8019 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Inspire students to understand the complex and interconnected problems of poverty, health and food insecurity in their neighbourhood.
- Engage students in understanding the problems being addressed by inviting them to bring forth their own ideas and opinions.
- Equip students to be “solutionaries” in their communities by providing entry points for action.
Workshop 1: Access to healthy food
Key Message: Many factors impact access to healthy food including where food is available in your neighbourhood, knowledge, skills, time, and kitchen equipment.
- Where do people access healthy food in our neighbourhood?
- What are ways we can increase access to healthy food for those who don’t have access to affordable ingredients, time for cooking, or have inadequate kitchens?
Workshop 2: Social Determinants of Health
Key Message: Our long-term physical, mental, and emotional health and well-being is impacted by lots of elements in the environment in which we live, learn, and play. These social determinants of health are all connected, by making a difference in one area, like providing health food or a welcoming space, we can impact many other factors in someone’s life.
- Apart from healthy food, what else do we need to be healthy?
- What elements of our neighbourhood contribute to our health and well-being?
Workshop 3: Activism
Civic engagement is an important tool in the solutionary’s toolbox for change and essential to participatory city-building. Engaging our representatives and decision-makers helps us to create resilient neighbourhoods.
- What parts of our neighbourhood do we want to Keep? Stop? Start?
- What can we do ourselves? What can we ask our City Council to do?