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Calgary at a Glance

Healthy Eating Resources in Calgary

Areas of Endeavour - Definitions

Awareness and Education
Initiatives that inform people about, increase knowledge of and/or create positive attitudes towards nutrition and healthy eating. Key activities include: development and dissemination of print, audiovisual and web-based nutrition information resources (including fact sheets, manuals and tool-kits), media strategies, telephone information and advice lines, nutritional counselling, referral to community based nutrition programs, group presentations, classes and workshops.

Building Skills
Activities that provide opportunities to build skills and abilities around healthy eating, including grocery shopping, cooking, meal planning and growing fruit and vegetables.

  • Collective/Community Kitchens
    - This includes Sharing Kitchens for older adults, Creative Kitchens for teens and other similar programs.
  • Community Gardens
  • Grocery Shopping Advice and Food Labelling
  • Other Healthy Eating Skill Building Programs

Policy and Advocacy
Activities that advocate for and/or create healthy public nutrition policies.

Supportive Environments
Initiatives that focus on changing policy and creating supporting environments (physical and social) that support healthy eating.

Project Grants and Funding
Organizations and agencies that provide grants and other forms of funding for initiatives with a healthy eating component.

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