Huron County, ON – The Huron County Health Unit is recruiting new Community Food Advisor (CFA) volunteers.
The CFAs are a group of trained volunteers who work with Health Unit staff and community partners across Huron County. Community Food Advisors promote healthy eating and food safety through presentations, cooking classes and other educational appearances.
This successful program has run in Huron County for over two decades. In 2016 alone, the 22 Huron County CFAs reached a total of over 2300 people.
“This is an enormously popular program and we receive many requests to hold Community Food Advisor presentations across Huron County,” says Gail Fraser, CFA volunteer coordinator. “CFA presentations and cooking classes help to improve the health of our community. Plus, CFAs get to meet new people, gain skills and have fun!”
The CFA program receives many requests from schools and community groups, so volunteers with any availability, daytime or nighttime, are needed.
Training is free and will begin in October. Volunteers will receive training from professionals, including a registered dietitian, public health inspectors, public health nurses and more.
After completing the 40 hours of training, volunteers become certified Community Food Advisors. Their volunteer hours as a CFA are flexible.
For more information visit www.huronhealthunit.ca/CFA or call 1.877.837.6143.