For Immediate Release
September 18, 2001

Isabela Herrmann
Public Health Dietitian
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 2591

Volunteers Needed For Community Food Advisor Program

(Brampton) - Peel Health needs experienced food shoppers and cooks in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga to participate in its exciting volunteer Community Food Advisor program.

Community Food Advisors (CFAs) help Peel residents make healthy eating choices. CFAs make presentations, lead workshops and conduct cooking classes and demonstrations on a wide range of nutritional topics, including:

  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • Healthy lunches and snacks
  • Low fat cooking
  • Food fun for kids
  • Fabulous fibre
  • Food safety at home
  • Healthy eating for one or two
  • One-dish meals
  • Healthy eating for the whole family

Free, in-depth training on these nutritional topics, as well as food selection, food preparation, shopping and budgeting, food preservation, food storage, and presentation and group facilitation skills, will be provided to all Community Food Advisor volunteers. In order to be certified as a Community Food Advisor, all volunteers will receive 90 hours of training from Registered Dietitians. Daytime and evening training sessions are available to accommodate volunteer schedules.

Interested volunteers can learn more about the Community Food Advisor program at an upcoming Information Session. To pre-register, call Health Line Peel at 905-799-7700.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2001, 9:30 a.m.
Boaden Catering (Windsor Room)
755 The Queensway Ave. E.
Thursday, Oct. 11, 7:30 p.m.
Holiday Inn Select (Centre Room)
30 Peel Centre Dr.

The Community Food Advisor Program is sponsored by Peel Health, the Ontario Public Health Association (OPHA) and the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs.

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail
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