Good Food Stories


Food, Love and Learning in Brandon

To open the first day of our Community Tables training in Brandon we began by each sharing a story of …

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Keeping Tabs on Food Security One Story at a Time

During my time as a Research Intern at Food Matters Manitoba, I have had the pleasure of putting together monthly …

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Owen and youth

A Queer Youth Cook-Off

On May 22nd, I began a 7-week cooking program with the youth from Y.E.P (Youth Empowerment Program) at the Rainbow …

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Blast from the Past Postcards- Stories and Recipes featuring Traditional Foods

Back in the fall of 2013 when we first launched our youth cooking classes, we ran a series of workshops …

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Indigenous Food Sovereignty Summit 2018

Four Arrows Regional Health Authority Inc. hosted the 2nd Indigenous Food Sovereignty Summit during the week of the summer solstice. …

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Parching the manoomin

The first Food Systems and Sustainability Symposium

The first Food Systems and Sustainability Symposium took place on Wednesday, June 27th 2018 at the University of Manitoba. The one-day …

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Mentor Certificates

Newcomer Nutrition Mentors Learn from One Another

The newest graduates of our Newcomer Nutrition Mentor Program made fast friends during our program that finished up this June …

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Community Tables Program to Launch in Brandon

June 21, 2018 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Brandon MB: In a 2017 survey on a proposed Brandon Food Council, 50% of …

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Food Council

Winnipeg Food Council to develop a food strategy

The Winnipeg Food Council met on June 5th to get moving on its annual work plan. Though ambitious, many of …

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Owen teaching

Cooking up confidence in the kitchen

On Monday, May 14th eight youth between the ages of 7 & 13 from the Gilbert Park Boys and Girls Club …

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Learning to navigate a new food system

Every Monday for the past two months, Food Matters Manitoba has been running its Newcomer Nutrition Program with a group of …

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Ronnie McKay, Chloe, Kerry & Hannah in the blind

Opportunities for youth to learn and practice traditional skills

“We do this every year at the same time. We teach [youth] about their culture and how life was lived …

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ADI Community Tables

Collaborating and problem solving at Community Tables

Sitting in groups of three around the Community Tables classroom, the latest group of participants put their heads together to …

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Owen and Amanda

Community organizing, cooking, and gardening: Or how the youth will save us

On April 14th to April 16th, my co-worker Amanda and I had the opportunity to travel to Toronto for the …

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Towards a Winnipeg Food Strategy

Food Matters Manitoba was one of the key driving forces behind getting the Winnipeg Food Council (WFC) up and running. …

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Lunch Club

5 Reasons we like the Health at Every Size™ approach

Food skills programming is a very natural place for dieting talk and body image concerns to arise. We sought out …

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Community Tables, Food

Changing perspectives at Community Tables

It is a busy morning in the kitchen of the Stepping Forward program at the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre. …

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Bringing youth together to share knowledge

“Never have I ever…HUNTED!” As the word ‘hunted’ leaves one youth’s lips a flurry of commotion livens the room—youth are …

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Reconnecting: To land and community

It’s been a long, cold winter. Yet, everywhere you look there are clear signs that spring is around the corner. …

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Caring for a community by serving good food

Planning and preparing nutritious meals for a family is hard work. Now, imagine if your family was made of 50+ …

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