Date: Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Healthy eating can be delicious, as well as nutritious. Some folks, though, are living on an income restricted by disability, the need to care for their children or simply by low wages. How can they get the best nutrition for their dollar? Or can they even afford healthy food? This session will examine both the ability to purchase nutritious food, as well as ways people can get the best food for their dollars. We’ll also look at some recipes for inexpensive foods that are really tasty. The session will also offer the opportunity for participants to share their own yummy ideas, via the interactive chat – The people who’ve lived it have the best ideas, after all! UBC Learning Circle invites you to join Gerry Kasten, Registered Dietitian and Cooking
Teacher, to find out about the limits and possibilities of Healthy Eating on a Budget.
The UBC Learning Circle presents the fifth session of our 2014 Aboriginal Nutrition Webinar & Videoconference series. This is the final session about the relationship between healthy eating and wellness throughout the life course is presented by health professionals from the First Nations Health Authority.
Gerry Kasten, Registered Dietitian (FNHA) will be reviewing the latest recommendations for practical food suggestions and topics include:
Food Security Vs. Food Insecurity
- Knowledge about the First Nations Perspective on Wellness, including information on the Social Determinants of Health
Find out about the “Cost of Eating in BC”
Learn about strategies to maximize the amount of food one can purchase while living on a restricted income, get recipes for delicious ways to use lower cost foods, including tasty ways to use foods commonly offered by emergency feeding programs
About the Presenter
Gerry Kasten has worked with food all of his life. He was born to a farming family and still helps his brother bring in the harvest each year. He has received an Honours Diploma in Commercial Cooking, and Bachelors & Masters degrees in Nutrition. He has worked in Public Health in British Columbia for the past twenty-two years and is also a Sessional Instructor in UBC’s Dietetics program. He is currently the co-chair of Health Canada’s Infant Feeding Expert Advisory Group. He wants to live in a world where people celebrate food, sharing it with those they love, taking its pleasure without restraint because its flavour saturates their most sensuous appetites.
Resources & Links
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