SFU Community Cooking Workshops: Supporting community building and nutrition education

Posted on June 28th, 2018

SFU Community Cooking Workshops: Supporting community building and nutrition education

Thursday, July 19 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. PDT 

This webinar is designed to introduce you to Community Cooking Workshops, an initiative offered by Simon Fraser University (SFU) to international students, and a project of SFU’s Healthy Campus Community endeavour to cultivate an environment and culture that contributes to wellness.

The Community Cooking Workshops have also been endorsed by HM|HC's Changing the Culture of Substance Use (CCSU) project.

Learning objectives:

  • Understand SFU's experience in planning, delivering, and evaluating Community Cooking Workshops; and
  • Reflect on how you or your campus community might host a similar workshop to support cultural adjustment

About the speakers

Rosie Dhaliwal

Rosie Dhaliwal, MEd, RD, is a Health Promotion Specialist at SFU Health and Counselling Services. She has diverse experiences in nutrition and dietetics, including roles as a Clinical Dietitian and Nutrition Consultant in the community, and Distance Education Supervisor and Sessional Instructor at SFU. Rosie has dedicated her clinical and educational expertise to the Health Promotion team at SFU since 2007 where she trains and mentors the Peer Health Educators and advances the award winning Healthy Campus Community Initiative.

Gabriella Luongo

Gabriella Luongo, BSc (Hons), is a Masters of Public Health (Health Promotion) candidate at the University of Toronto. From 2014-2016 she led the Community Cooking Workshops while completing her BSc in Health Sciences at SFU. As part of her BSc, Gabriella led a mixed methods evaluation of the cooking workshop outcomes on students' nutrition practices and social well-being. Through her coursework, research, and professional experiences she focuses her time on program evaluation, healthy community design, and improving the well-being of post-secondary students.

Elisabeth Avery

Elisabeth Avery is a fourth-year Behavioural Neuroscience student at SFU, a Health Peer Educator of three years, and a Peer Coach. She is passionate about mental health and healthy living, and strives to engage with the SFU community to promote a healthy campus.  

* This webinar is a collaboration between Healthy Minds | Healthy Campuses and SFU Health & Counselling Services.

Watch the webinar >>>

Read more:

SFU health peers dish up well-being via cooking workshops

Community Cooking Workshops: Why We Love Them So Much

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