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Half your “FRESH” Plate

Half your “FRESH” Plate

FRESH VP Ambassador Coordinator Gaby Burt-D’Agnillo wrote a blog post for the Half your Plate (HYP) website discussing FRESH’s initiatives at Western and how they align with the goals behind HYP.  Read the article here. 

FRESH- branded food a hot seller – Western News

FRESH- branded food a hot seller – Western News

Products labeled ‘FRESH approved’ help students identify nutritious foods on the Western campus. This article highlights the success of this program and its initiative to help students make healthier food choices.  Read the article here. 

Davidson and Bennett: Group keeping Western community FRESH – Western News

Davidson and Bennett: Group keeping Western community FRESH – Western News

Davidson and Bennett, Lead Coordinator and Assistant Coordinator for FRESH, provide a description of the FRESH program in an article published in Western News.

Quick Snacks at Western University Getting Healthier – The Londoner

Quick Snacks at Western University Getting Healthier – The Londoner

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

“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 […]

Food for Thought Gala Challenges Food Perceptions – The Gazette

Food for Thought Gala Challenges Food Perceptions – The Gazette

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.

Get Real! Get Fresh! Food Resources and Education for Student Health – OHEA Conference

Get Real! Get Fresh! Food Resources and Education for Student Health – OHEA Conference

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.

FRESH: A Peer Education Student Wellness Initiative

FRESH: A Peer Education Student Wellness Initiative

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.

Peer Education and Sustainable Development

Peer Education and Sustainable Development

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. 

Local FRESH Program Goes Global at United Nations Conference in New York – News Release

Local FRESH Program Goes Global at United Nations Conference in New York – News Release

“The peer education component, FRESH ED, addresses several Sustainable Development Goals, including food security, health and well-being, education, and sustainable production and consumption.”