University students intend to eat better, but lack coping self-efficacy and knowledge of dietary recommendations
Davidson and Bennett, Lead Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator for FRESH, provide a description of the FRESH program in an article published in Western News.
The Londoner featured the FRESH vending initiative, Healthier4U.
“FRESH at Oakridge? I’d be down for that”: A qualitative focus group study – Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference
An abstract on the FRESH program at Oakridge Secondary School was accepted at the Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference in Quebec City, Quebec. The abstract, written by Cheikh, N. Dworatzek, P, & Matthews, J. (2015), summarizes their research “FRESH at Oakridge? I’d be down for …
Dr. Matthews was invited to be a guest speaker at the University Students’ Council Food for Thought Gala in January 2015, where she talked about food literacy and the FRESH program.
Dr. Matthews was invited to be a guest speaker at the Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA) conference in Toronto (2015, March). The presentation was entitled, Get Real! Get Fresh! Food Resources and Education for Student Health.
Dr. Matthews and Anne Zok were invited to present at the Ontario University College Health Promoters’ Association Annual Fall Meeting at McMaster University in Hamilton Ontario. In November 2014 they delivered their presentation entitled, FRESH: A peer education student wellness initiative.
Dr. Matthews, on behalf of FRESH co-advisors, Anne Zok and Dr. Paula Dworatzek, made an invited presentation on the FRESH program at the UN DPI/NGO conference in the United Nations Headquarters, New York (Aug 2014). The presentation was entitled, Peer education and sustainable development.
“The peer education component, FRESH ED, addresses several Sustainable Development Goals, including food security, health and well-being, education, and sustainable production and consumption.”
“They can learn how to purchase food more sustainably; they can learn just basic food skills that many people don’t have. Once they learn those skills, they can teach that to their peers.” – Dr. Matthews. Dr. Matthews was interviewed by Radio Western about her …