March Nutrition Month Event Calendar

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To learn more about Nutrition Month attend one of the fun, interactive activities listed below, check out this blog post or visit the Dietitians of Canada website.

Nutrition Month Children & Youth Food Film Series

Join us for free community screenings of three food documentaries focusing on children and youth, throughout the month of March. The films are more appropriate for children aged 8 and up, but all ages are welcome to attend! Anyone 16 and under must attend with an adult. Snacks provided and prize draw! Hosted by Food Security Network NL and Sobeys Dietitians in celebration of Nutrition Month. For more information contact Sarah Ferber at info@foodsecuritynews.com or 237-4026.

These and other food films are also available for loan through FSN for public screening at other events province-wide, check out our Film Library: http://rootcellarsrock.ca/fsn-film-library/

 

1. What’s On Your Plate?

When: Saturday March 15
Time: 2 pm- 3:30 pm
Where: Sobeys Howley Estates Community Room, 10 Elizabeth Ave, St. John’s
Film trailer: http://www.whatsonyourplateproject.org/about/watch

A witty and provocative documentary about kids and food politics created for a young audience. Over the course of one year, the film follows two eleven-year-old multiracial city kids as they explore their place in the food chain.

 

2. And This Is My Garden

When: Saturday March 22
Time: 2 pm- 3:30 pm
Where: Sobeys Howley Estates Community Room, 10 Elizabeth Ave, St. John’s
Film trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RS99UQRdqX0

An inspirational documentary film that follows the teachers and their students at Mel Johnson School in Manitoba for a season of school gardening: planting, harvesting, preserving, and ultimately celebrating the fruits of their labour.

 

3. Nourish: Food + Community

When: Saturday March 29
Time: 2 pm- 3:30 pm
Where: Sobeys Howley Estates Community Room, 10 Elizabeth Ave, St. John’s
Film trailer: http://www.nourishlife.org/2011/03/nourish-trailer/

A thought provoking documentary aimed at youth that asks the question: what’s the story of your food? With beautiful visuals and inspiring stories, Nourish traces our relationship to food from a global perspective to personal action steps.

 

posterWorkshops, Food Demos and Other Events

 

Nutrition Month in the Classroom

When: March 1 to March 31
Where: Coming to a junior high or high school near you! Province-wide
To learn more contact vanessa.young@centralhealth.nl.ca

 

Sobeys Nutrition Month Events

When: Throughout the whole month of March!
Where: 3 Sobeys locations
Hosted by registered dietitians Stacey and Danielle. Full schedule for each location is linked below as a pdf; there are lots of great sessions to choose from! Contact Stacey (stacey.andrews@sobeys.com) or Danielle (danielle.farrell@sobeys.com) to register for classes and learn more.

Sobeys Mount Pearl March 2014

Sobeys Kelsey Drive March 2014

Sobeys Howley Estates March 2014

 

Chapters flyerCooking Demo – Quick Quesadillas

When: March 17
Where: Exploits Community Centre, 30 Bartle Place , Grand Falls-Winsor
To register and learn more contact vanessa.young@centralhealth.nl.ca

 

Dietitian Day at Chapters!

When: March 19, 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: 70 Kenmount Road , St. John’s
Come out to chat with local dietetic interns, participate in prize draws, try out the new Cookspiration app and browse books written by Registered Dietitians. To learn more contact jillian.lee.walsh@gmail.com

 

Make “Thyme” For Herbs Workshop: How to Grow and Prepare Your Own

When: March 25, 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: Howley Estates Sobeys Community Room, 10 Elizabeth Avenue East , St. John’s
Join Stacey and Sarah for “sage advice” on using culinary herbs in this free workshop - learning how to enjoy herbs in a variety of ways. Space is limited so register early by contacting stacey.andrews@sobeys.com. Hosted by Sobeys Dietitians and Food Security Network NL in celebration of March Nutrition Month.

 

Kids Eat Smart Apple Day

When: March 28, 8:00 AM – 9:30 AM
Where: Various School throughout the province
For more information contact Janel Genge at jgenge@kidseatsmart.ca

Nutrition Month Displays

Visit educational displays throughout St. John’s promoting Nutrition Month resources. Find out what local registered dietitians and the organizations they work for can do to help your family ‘simply cook and enjoy!’ For more information about these displays contact Jillian Walsh at jillian.lee.walsh@gmail.com

 

Chapters

When: March 16 to March 22
Where: 70 Kenmount Road, St. John’s

 

Diabetes Education Centre

When: March 10 to March 14
Where: 35 Major’s Path , St. John’s

 

Dr. H. Bliss Murphy Cancer Centre

When: March 10 to March 14
Where: 300 Prince Phillip Drive, St. John’s

 

Health Sciences Centre

When: March 10 to March 14
Where: 300 Prince Phillip Drive, St. John’s

 

Janeway Children’s Health and Rehabilitation Centre

When: March 10 to March 14
Where: 300 Prince Phillip Drive, St. John’s

 

St. Clare’s Mercy Hospital

When: March 10 to March 14
Where: 154 LeMarchant Road, St. John’s

 

Captain William Jackman Memorial Hospital

When: March 17 to March 28
Where: 410 Booth Ave , Labrador City