March 2018

Blog Monthly Archives:: March 2013

March 14th is Dietitians Day

Today is Dietitians Day! Did you know that our Food Literacy Mentors from our Action Schools! BC program are all registered dietitians

Check out a photo of our Action Schools! BC Food Literacy Mentors:
(Pictured L-R: Carmen Gorlick, Julia Hunter, Caroline Klemens, Amanda Ellis, Natalie Ma)

Learn more about our Action Schools! BC Food Literacy Mentors:

Caroline Klemens, RD is the Action Schools! BC Lead Food Literacy Mentor. Caroline received her Dietetics degree from Ryerson University and, with over 20 years of experience as a registered dietitian, she is passionate about actively engaging educators and school teams to enhance food literacy throughout the school environment.

 

Carmen Gorlick, RD is an Action Schools! BC Food Literacy Mentor. Carmen received her Dietetics degree from the University of Saskatchewan and uses her knowledge and skills as a registered dietitian to help educators and school teams unlock the potential of food in their classrooms and schools.

 

Amanda Ellis, RD is an Action Schools! BC Food Literacy Mentor. Amanda received her Dietetics degree from the University of British Columbia and works with educators to strengthen their food literacy skills and helps them develop healthy eating policies in the classroom and the school.

 

Natalie Ma, RD is an Action Schools! BC Food Literacy Mentor. Natalie received her Dietetics degree from McGill University and supports educators to confidently incorporate food literacy into their classrooms, schools, and school communities.

 

Julia Hunter, RD is an Action Schools! BC Food Literacy Mentor. Julia received her Dietetics degree from Acadia University and aids educators and school teams in making healthy living a reality in their school community.

 

Find out more about the Action Schools! BC Food Literacy Mentorship Program here. Additionally to support your efforts during Nutrition Month and beyond, resources on healthy eating can be found on the Healthy Schools BC website and on the Action Schools! BC website.

Happy #DietitiansDay!

#PinkShirtDay at DASH BC

Yesterday, February 28th, 2018, was Pink Shirt Day. Our DASH BC team, along with countless other individuals in BC and across Canada, wore pink yesterday in support of the anti-bullying movement. Check out our photo here!

The theme of Pink Shirt Day this year was cyberbullying. You can learn more about cyberbullying on the Pink Shirt Day website, on the ERASE Bullying website, and on the MediaSmarts website.

This Pink Shirt Day, DASH BC had the opportunity to attend an event hosted by YWCA Metro Vancouver and Hootsuite. The event, entitled “#Cyberbullying: Understanding its Connection with Race and Gender”, explored how race and gender are connected to cyberbullying and featured individuals coming together to discuss the causes, effects, and themes surrounding cyberbullying. Find out more about the event here.

At the event, we had the chance to listen to a panel discussion featuring youth advocates and experts in the field as well as participate in an interactive dialogue session to come up with ideas for solutions for change. We discussed how to create a more respectful online culture, how to model respectful behaviours in our everyday lives to inspire others to be respectful as well, how to help people come forward about being cyberbullied, how to empower bystanders to stand up to cyberbullying, and. We discussed the following questions:

  • How do we build a more respectful and compassionate online culture?
  • What are some things we can do when we witness someone being targeted online?

What do you think of the above questions and how would you answer them? Tell us below or send in your thoughts to our Twitter page or our Facebook page or send us an email. We look forward to hearing your insights and ideas!