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Media Advisory - Student Nutrition Programs Take a Bite out of Children's Health Challenges -- 3rd Canadian Food Summit 2014

TORONTO, March 17, 2014 /CNW/ - Canada is the only G8 country without a national school nutrition program. At the 3rd Canadian Food Summit 2014, a panel of expert speakers will discuss the implementation of a Pan-Canadian Student Nutrition Program as one of the ways to take action on childhood obesity, physical inactivity and hunger.

Presenters will discuss key components of student nutrition programs, highlight successful examples, and share insights on how Canadian organizations can work together to improve the health of children.

A Pan-Canadian Student Nutrition Program is a recommendation from The Conference Board of Canada's Centre for Food in Canada.

The 3rd Canadian Food Summit 2014: From Strategy to Action is a major two-day Conference Board of Canada event, bringing together Canadian and international experts to examine a wide range of food-related issues and explore ways to implement the actions recommended in the Canadian Food Strategy. Based on four years of research and dialogue by the Conference Board's Centre for Food in Canada, the Canadian Food Strategy is a comprehensive, action-oriented framework to guide and stimulate change in food and the food system.

Journalists are asked to register in advance with the Conference Board for accreditation to the Canadian Food Summit.

When: March 18, 2014, 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
   
Where: Metro Toronto Convention Centre - South Building Level 700
   
Who: T.J. Flood - Senior Vice-President, Marketing, Canadian Tire Retail   
   
  Lori Nikkel - Former Vice-President, Communication and Organizational     Development, Breakfast for Learning
   
  Catherine Parsonage - Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, Toronto Foundation for Student Success
   
  Kristy Taylor, Executive Director, Show Kids You Care

View more about Student Nutrition Programs in Toronto: http://youtu.be/CdUAsIauNrY

View two of the speakers in this panel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IlG03shbwCk

The 3rd Canadian Food Summit 2014: From Strategy to Action is presented in partnership with Loblaw Companies Limited, and is also sponsored by Deloitte, MNP LLP, Global Fruit, Saputo, Marsan Foods Limited, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, BRC Global Standards, Foodland Ontario, Data on the Spot (DOTS).

Follow the Summit on Twitter with the hashtag: #CBoCFood

 

SOURCE Conference Board of Canada

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