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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.”

Brescia Professor to Take a Bite out of Big Apple – Radio Western

Brescia Professor to Take a Bite out of Big Apple – Radio Western

“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…

Foodservice Partnership Adds Value while Improving Student Health

Foodservice Partnership Adds Value while Improving Student Health

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)

University Food Services: Catalysts for Change to the Food Environment

University Food Services: Catalysts for Change to the Food Environment

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.

Researchers Awarded $50K to Improve Food Culture in High Schools – OHEA Food Literacy Blog

Researchers Awarded $50K to Improve Food Culture in High Schools – OHEA Food Literacy Blog

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.

Brescia Profs take FRESH Program to High School – Academica Top Ten

Brescia Profs take FRESH Program to High School – Academica Top Ten

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.

A FRESH Face at Western – CCUFSA Magazine

A FRESH Face at Western – CCUFSA Magazine

“FRESH has the potential to make a significant impact on the health of thousands of students, staff and faculty.”  Anne Zok, Nutrition Manager at Western University, wrote an article about FRESH that was featured in the CCUFSA magazine.

Radio Interview – Fanshawe Radio and Western Radio

Radio Interview – Fanshawe Radio and Western Radio

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.