Ambition Nutrition 2020

Food Literacy: Learning from Lessons of the Past

Postponed until October 2020

Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), we are postponing Ambition Nutrition until October 2020. Your passes will remain valid for the new schedule. If you cannot attend, we will refund your full purchase price. If you have questions about George Brown College policy during this time, please refer to this page, which is updated as new information becomes available.

In 2020 we will explore Nutrition and Food Literacy at all life stages — Food Policy, Public Health, Community Nutrition, Food Insecurity, Plant-Forward Menus and Food Choices, Nutrition Misinformation, Canada’s Food Guide, Youth, Cooking Classes, and Cultural Diversity in Food Literacy.

Admission includes a copy of The Long Table Cookbook: Plant-Based Recipes for Optimal Health by Amy Symington. We will donate a portion of proceeds from ticket sales to Gilda’s Club.


Themed Discussions

During this 75-minute session, you will have four presentation themes to choose from:

  1. Peer reviewed research presentations (five 15-minute presentations). Topics include: Measuring Food Literacy; Food Waste and Nutrition Literacy; Food Literacy Programming and Policy; Cooking and Cancer Related Fatigue and Leading Healthy Eating Programs.
  2. Food Insecurity (two 35-minute presentations). Topics Include Food Bank Kitchen Creations; and Food Security,
  3. Food Literacy and Health Outcomes. Education (two 35-minute presentations).  Topics include Plant-based Eating for Cancer; and Farm to Food.
  4. Pediatrics (two 35-minute presentations).  Topics include Food Allergies; and Knife/Life Skills in Science Class


Panel Discussions

Plan to stay for the final panel session!  Top notch speakers from various sectors of Toronto will share their expertise in nutrition and food literacy from their own unique perspective.  It will not only summarize the day but point to other avenues for further study and discussion.   Our moderator, Alison Fryer will lead the panel with probing (and always engaging) questions about food insecurity, family health, Indigenous populations and education of future chefs in food studies.

You may be tired at the end of the day, but this session will inspire you like no other conference closing session.

The panel speakers are: