Food is a part of everyone’s life; it connects us all. However, issues involving food and food security are becoming increasingly complex. Today we are faced with many food choices, conflicting information about diet and health, limited time for meal preparation and questions about how and where our food is grown. Some face additional challenges such as living on low income, limited transportation, limited kitchen facilities or limited food knowledge and preparation skills.
Community Food Mentors (CFMs) are a province-wide network of certified individuals who share their skills in food and nutrition within their own communities. The goals of this program are to build partnerships and community capacity to increase food security in New Brunswick by addressing these challenges.
The Goal of the Community Food Mentor Program is to develop a network of dedicated food mentors in New Brunswick communities through a shared learning experience that will increase the exchange of information on food skills, healthy eating practices and local food sourcing in the province.
Click below for more information and for key contacts.
Join the NB Community Food Mentor Facebook Group. Post questions and share your ideas, photos, and events!
Would your community like to run a Community Food Mentor Program? For more information, please read the CFM toolkit below and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out the most significant change report on the Community Food Mentors program. You can find the Report below:
Click here for more helpful resources, including the Mapleton Teaching Kitchen resources.