George Brown College and The Helderleigh Foundation have expanded on their previous partnership to address food and nutrition literacy. To date, The Helderleigh Foundation has committed over $1.3 million in funding support to George Brown College food and nutrition literacy-oriented programs.
This new partnership thrust, representing $296,000 over the next two years, enables the following:
Centre of Hospitality and Culinary Arts
- Development and launch of a Food Literacy Certificate
- Nutrition Leadership Student Competition scholarship
- Continued CHCA Faculty Professional Development
- CHCA Chefs and Dieticians Faculty Research Project
- CHCA Best Practices in Family initiative
- A third highly-acclaimed Ambition Nutrition Symposium
School of Early Childhood Education (ECE)
- Food Literacy Certificate ECE Module
- ECE Fall Conference
- ECE Food Literacy in Early Years
- ECE’s enhancement of its digital and social media outreach
The Helderleigh Foundation has pledged a total of $50,000 to the Nutrition Leadership Student Competition program in 2019 and 2020. Open to full-time CHCA students, the goals of this competition are:
- to build nutrition awareness and engagement among students and faculty
- to provide recognition for a wide variety of nutrition-focused research, volunteer activities and events
- to sensitize emerging nutrition students to related career paths and industry opportunities
Students applying for the award are also required to write a career plan outlining goals and outcomes specific to the field of health and nutrition. Each award recipient will receive $5,000.
The Helderleigh Foundation’s latest partnership with George Brown College is testament to the success of the numerous food literacy initiatives both institutions have partnered on over the past half a decade. The College and The Helderleigh Foundation expect that this success will continue with this new pledge, to the benefit of the College, its students, and the wider community.