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Highlights of the Changing the Menu Conference

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Excitement continues to build for Changing the Menu, Canada’s first ever conference on school food! With more than 150 presenters, we have something for everyone who wants to get more healthy, local, and sustainable food into the minds and onto the plates of Canadian students. Register before September 14th and take advantage of the early bird rates.


 You’ll hear from thought-provoking speakers :

  • Wayne Roberts, Food policy expert and author
  • Barb Riley, Executive Director of the Propel Centre for Population Health Impact, University of Waterloo
  • Anupama Joshi, Executive Director, National Farm to School Network (US)
  • Serge Rousselle, Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development, New Brunswick
  • Kim Raine, Professor from Centre for Health Promotion Studies, University of Alberta 

Inspiring projects

Learn about inspiring initiatives including:

  • New Brunswick’s unique network of community cafeterias - Le Réseau des cafétérias communautaires Inc.
  • British Columbia’s successful School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program and Farm to School Network
  • School food and garden programs as a response to Indigenous food security issues in the Northwest Territories and Saskatchewan
  • Successful efforts to improve school food environments by Québec en Forme
  • Engaging Youth for School Food Action from Fresh Roots, FoodShare and Roots to Harvest
  • Organizational change in public institutions through the eyes of Meal Exchange, Concordia University and the Champlain Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Network
  • Successful models for inclusive, universally accessible school breakfast programs

And Much More!

You’ll also:

  • Meet a lineup of chefs from school settings across the country
  • See projects first-hand during field trips around Montreal and Québec City
  • Taste scrumptious foods during the Harvest cocktail dinner
  • Network with regional neighbours during a special breakfast

Be part of the change!

Visit the conference website to view the preliminary program.