Community Food Advisors Now Recruiting

August 5, 2015

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 to promote healthy eating and food safety to consumers in Huron County. The successful program is in its 20th year in the county.

In 2014 alone, the 22 Huron County CFAs reached a total of over 1,500 people through presentations, cooking classes and other educational appearances.

“Huron County residents from all walks of life tell us how valuable the CFA program is,” says Gail Fraser, CFA volunteer coordinator. “Becoming a CFA is a great volunteer activity for people with an interest in food. You help to improve the health of your community, meet new people, gain more skills and have fun!”

The current recruitment is the first recruitment drive in three years. Training is free and will begin in mid-September. Volunteers will receive training from professionals, including a registered dietitian, public health inspectors, nurses, a professional home economist and a communications specialist.

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 or call 1.877.837.6143.


Our media contact is: Rita Marshall, Communications Coordinator, Huron County Health Unit, 519.482.3416 or toll-free 1.877.837.6143 ext. 2023 or rmarshall [at]

Our spokesperson is: Gail Fraser, CFA Volunteer Coordinator. Our media contact will connect you to our spokesperson on this topic.


For more information contact:

Susan Cronin, County Clerk
519.524.8394 (ext 3257)