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…
Dr. Matthews and Anne Zok made an invited presentation entitled, Foodservice partnership adds value while improving student health, at the National Association of College and University Foodservices (NACUFS) in Baltimore, MD. (July 2014)
Dr. Dworatzek and Anne Zok were invited speakers at the Dietitians of Canada Annual Conference in Ottawa (June 2014). Their presentation was entitled, University food services: Catalysts for change to the food environment.
FRESH was featured in the OHEA Food Literacy blog for receiving a Healthy Eating in Secondary Schools grant from the Ministry of Education, to launch FRESH High at Oakridge Secondary School.
FRESH’s expansion into the Oakridge Secondary School made the Top Ten news stories in Academica. Introducing FRESH into the school was made possible by a Healthy Eating in Secondary Schools grant from the Ministry of Education.
In April 2014, Dr. Matthews was interviewed by Fanshawe Radio and Western Radio regarding the Healthy Eating in Secondary School grant from the Ministry of Education to implement the FRESH program at OakridgeSecondary School.