Change Dinner, Change Health, Change Atlantic Canada With Ellen Gustafson
Thursday, June 20, 2013 7:30 p.m.
Dalhousie University Agricultural Campus
Truro, Nova Scotia
Speaking from a global perspective, Ellen will challenge the audience with the question of what is possible for Atlantic Canada when we change what we eat and how we produce our food.
Ellen Gustafson (http://www.ellengustafson.com/) is a sustainable food system activist, author, innovator and social entrepreneur. She is the Co-Founder of Food Tank: the Food Think Tank, an organization that grew out of the 30 Project, which Ellen founded in 2010, and Danielle Nierenberg’s Nourishing the Planet initiative. The 30 Project has been a significant catalyst in changing the conversation about the global food system by connecting hunger and obesity. She is also the creator of the Change Dinner campaign and Health Class 2.0, which are helping individuals change the food system at dinner tables and in schools.
This free public presentation is offered as a special evening event in Cultivating Agriculture, Food and Health, a forum that will gather key players from the Atlantic region to explore the ways in which our agricultural and food systems can be re-invented to improve the health of Atlantic Canadians. The driving force behind the forum is the recognition that while food and nutrition are now linked firmly to health, there is still work to do in order to bring commercial agriculture and primary food production into the discussion.
Arrangements for the appearance of Ellen Gustafson have been made through The Guild Agency Speakers Bureau.
For more information visit our website at www.dal.ca/exl or contact:
Program Manager, Extended Learning
Dalhousie University Faculty of Agriculture
(902) 893 – 5301