Upcoming Community Gardens and Community Kitchens Networking Teleconferences

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Two fantastic networking teleconferences are coming up March 25 (Community Gardens) and March 27 (Community Kitchens). Register soon! These teleconferences are an opportunity to ask questions, share tips, and connect with other groups province-wide. Join in if your initiative is brand new or experienced; you’re sure to take something great away. [...]

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Get Steamy in the Kitchen!

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Get steamy in the kitchen! Steaming veggies until they’re tender-crisp helps keep their fresh taste, nutrients, colour, and crunch. Steaming takes very little time so you can get veggies to your table in a snap. If you don’t have a steaming basket, cook veggies in a small amount of water in a pot. Cover and cook for just a couple of minutes. Drain and enjoy! [...]

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Call for Proposals- Waves of Change: Food Secure Canada’s 8th National Assembly

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Canada’s food movement will gather in Halifax this year for Food Secure Canada’s biennial feast of food and ideas. Over three days, people from many different walks of life who are passionate about building healthy, sustainable food systems where no-one is hungry will gather to share, stratagize and build a better future for food in Canada. We invite you to submit a workshop or presentation and encourage you to share this Call for Proposals with others. [...]

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March Nutrition Month Event Calendar

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Family film screenings, workshops, cooking demos, and Nutrition Month displays happening in March! Attend one of these great activities for tips to “Simply Cook and Enjoy!” and learn about the work that registered dietitians are doing in our province. [...]

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Make Breakfast your Supper

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Breakfast food is usually easy to make and versatile enough for any meal of the day. There is lots of breakfast inspiration on our Breakfast Recipes Page. Try… [...]

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March is Nutrition Month: Simply Cook and Enjoy!

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If time constraints, cost, reliance on convenience meals, and unfamiliarity with cooking skills are some of the barriers you face to home cooking, you’re in luck. This year’s Nutrition Month campaign from Dietitians of Canada, Simply Cook and Enjoy, seeks to inspire Canadians to get back to cooking basics and involve children and youth in food preparation. [...]

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Moose & Vegetable Goulash (Slow Cooker)

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A little while back I experimented making pulled moose, with phenomenal results. Here’s the second moose slow cooker experiment I tried and it was also a big hit with my family. I packaged and froze the leftovers for lots of warm lunches at work afterward. This recipe is inspired by my Grandma Elisabeth’s traditional Hungarian beef goulash. [...]

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School and ECE Garden Programs: Free FSN Teleconferences

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FSN is hosting two exciting free educational gardening teleconferences: School Garden Programs (Feb. 25) and Early Childhood Centre Garden Programs (Feb. 26). Register soon to reserve your spot on the line! [...]

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Stephenville families doing their Level Best to eat healthy, homegrown food

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The combination of increased cooking skills, knowledge about nutrition, being more aware of how to stretch your food dollar, hands-on learning, peer support, and learning about other programs in the community all contribute to success for these participants. “People had the idea that buying fresh vegetables, or healthy food, was more expensive. We do a comparison of that and then they realize that they can afford to buy healthy food” explains Bernice. [...]

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Funding Opportunities

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Grant opportunities available to community-based initiatives in Newfoundland and Labrador. Let us know if we missed any. Best of luck with your applications! FSN is available to write letters of support for proposals relating to food security. Email Sarah at sarahferber@foodsecuritynews.com or call 237-4026 to talk over your idea. [...]

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