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WELCOME TO STORIES OF FOOD, A LOOK AT SOME OF THE FACES AND PLACES NOURISHING WINNIPEG.
Food Nourishing Winnipeg
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Food can bring us together. It can calm or excite us. Food nourishes our bodies and souls.
It can make us feel happy and it can make us feel guilty. And the absence of food can have terrible effects on health and well-being. More than ever, people are concerned with what they eat, how and
where they get their food, and ways it is prepared. Farmers’ markets are hugely popular and people are flocking to workshops to learn – or relearn – traditional food skills. On the flip side, more and more Canadians are battling the bulge, with
Statistics Canada reporting almost a third of Canadians aged five to 17 are overweight or obese. We live in a world of food deserts; where junk food is cheaper than fruits and veggies and where many don’t know how to boil water, or how to plant and tend a garden. The Winnipeg Foundation believes in healthy and affordable food for all.
We fund a variety of food-related programs, and launched the Nourishing Potential initiative in 2011, to help kids access the healthy food, cooking skills and nutrition education they need to grow and thrive. The issues are varied and complex but you can’t talk about feeding kids
without talking about food security. Want your kids to eat healthy? Get them involved in learning and knowing more about the food they eat. Help them understand why it’s important to eat from all food groups, give them simple skills necessary to prepare a meal, and show them where food comes from outside of the grocery store. By presenting a variety of stories about food, the aim of this publication is to give you, the reader, a better understanding of the depth, importance and complexity of food issues in our community. And we hope you’ll consider supporting Nourishing Potential.
STORIES OF FOOD THE WINNIPEG FOUNDATION NOURISHING POTENTIAL
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