Huron County, ON – Thinking of becoming a Community Food Advisor? Watch the CFA demonstrations at the Threshers’ Reunion and International Plowing Match and learn what being a CFA is all about.
The Huron County Health Unit is currently recruiting Community Food Advisor (CFA) volunteers. If you enjoy food, nutrition, learning and talking with people in the community, this may be the right opportunity for you. Training will take place this October.
“You can find the CFAs at the Threshers’ Reunion and the IPM this September. These events are just two examples of the educational, and food-focused, demonstrations the Community Food Advisors do regularly across Huron County,” says Liz Higgins, Public Health Dietitian. “This year, we’re really excited to have our CFAs host a make-your-own apple sauce demo at the International Plowing Match in Walton. And, the seasonal taste-testing sessions at the annual Threshers’ Reunion are always a hit with the crowds”.
Visit the CFA booth at the Threshers Reunion on Saturday, September 9 at 2 p.m. and Sunday September 10 at 11 a.m.
You can also check out the CFA demonstrations at the IPM on Friday, September 22 at 11:30 a.m. and Saturday, September 23 at 12 p.m.
“These events are a great chance for anyone interested in becoming a CFA to learn more about the program, talk with the volunteers, and try out a new recipe,” says Higgins.
CFA training provides volunteers with the knowledge and skills to promote healthy eating and food safety through presentations, cooking classes and other educational appearances. In 2016 alone, the 22 Huron County CFAs reached over 2300 people.
CFA 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. For more information visit www.huronhealthunit.ca/CFA or call 1.877.837.6143 ext. 2260.