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Improving food security and nutrition for seniors in British Columbia through community food programs and cultural and ethnic-based approaches
Last spring, the Community-Based Seniors Services (CBSS) Nutritional Supports Provincial Working Group supported a Masters student, Mike MacNeil, MPH, in completing a literature review on community-based approaches that improve food security and nutrition/nourishment for seniors in British Columbia and the approaches currently existing in the province. Using the findings from this research, a condensed checklist was created for CBSS agencies which lists steps to be considered when planning a new food program or to enhance elements of an existing one. The literature review and checklist include sections on addressing food security for culturally diverse seniors, including Indigenous groups. In this webinar, Mike will provide an overview of the research and checklist; these will also be widely distributed following the webinar.

Shabina Jahan-Chaudhary, Program Coordinator at DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society, and Leo Ramirez, Community Kitchen Coordinator will discuss the work being done at DIVERSEcity in addressing challenges older adults experience in accessing culturally responsive food security supports and nutrition, and outline program successes and best practices. They will also provide insight and a community-based lens to some of the key steps outlined in the Working Group’s checklist.

Presenters:
Mike MacNeil, Master of Public Health, Project Assistant at United Way of Lower Mainland

Shabina Jahan-Chaudhary, Program Coordinator at DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

Leo Ramirez, Community Kitchen Coordinator, DIVERSEcity Community Resources Society

Jun 1, 2021 10:00 AM in Vancouver

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