Healthy Grocery Shopping on a Budget
Families will learn that healthy eating doesn’t need to be expensive. In this nutrition workshop, families will join a Registered Dietitian, to learn how to stretch their food dollar in the grocery store. The Registered Dietitian will discuss shopping strategies, simple recipe ideas, healthy and inexpensive foods to include in your cart, and how to read nutrition labels.
Activities that have already been planned:
1. How to Dress for Winter
2. Fire Prevention
3. Community Policing
4. Volunteering at the Food Bank
5. Community Gardening
6. Community Kitchens
7. Canadian Tulip Festival.
Other future activities that are currently in the process of development include two baking and grocery shopping events that will be held at the Loblaws cooking school.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Kids Day Camp
This activity was targeted to Children aged 9 to 17. 32 kids from Donald St. and 18 kids from Mooney’s Bay participated in the event. Three adults from both locations joined the group as companions and volunteers. It was held at the Boys & Girls Club of Ottawa in partnership with Jewish Family Services.
The two groups travelled from their location to the club by bus and were joined by 20 participants from the Boys & Girls Club, as well as 40 volunteers that interacted with them throughout the day.The kids and adults enjoyed refreshments and a light meal.
The overall program gave the kids an opportunity to interact with an engineer and an inventor artist, who taught them about physics and electronics, while making artificial northern lights, holograms and robots, using simple tools, materials and electronic devices.(e.g.iPhone, computers, etc.)