...the voice of hunger in York Region

York Region Food Network in Ontario, Canada, announces that it will be hosting a Lunch and Learn Event to mark National Hunger Awareness Day in Canada, June 1, 2010.  The Event will happen from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm on Tuesday, June 1st, at 510 Penrose Street in Newmarket, Ontario.


Agenda:

11:30 Arrival, tour of facility, gardens

12:00 Lunch

12:30 Discussion:  Hunger in the Midst of Prosperity

Several updates will be provided re: work that is being done to address Hunger presently, ie.  Put Food in the Budget Campaign and local Do the Math Working Group, the ISARC Social Audit that happened on April 20th, Information re: the negative health implications of a poor diet, to name a few.

According to a recent report titled Social Determinants of Health: The Canadian Facts:

“Contrary to the popular belief that Canada is a caring nation with strong supports for citizens, the report shows that Canada has one of the worse records among wealthy developed nations in providing Canadians with the conditions necessary for health. These supports are eroding with significant effects on Canadians’ health,” says  Dennis Raphael, a Professor in York University’s  School of Health Policy & Management  and co-author of the report.

Read the report if time allows, and then join us for a wonderful lunch and a rousing discussion about the determinants of health.

RSVP to kima@yrfn.ca by May 25th.

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