Thursday, February 16, 2012
Huron County Health Unit
Tasty Volunteer Opportunity
Interested in food and nutrition? Don’t mind talking to groups of people? The Huron County Community Food Advisors want you!
Community Food Advisors are trained volunteers who work with groups across Huron County to share information on healthy eating, preparing food and food safety.
Volunteer Co-ordinator Gail Fraser says Community Food Advisors can be anyone who has basic cooking skills and is comfortable speaking in front of people. The volunteers get extensive training before becoming certified. The 40 hour course covers healthy and nutritious food selection, healthy eating, budget-wise shopping, safe food handling and preserving food. Volunteers also learn about cooking demonstrations and giving community presentations.
Fraser says volunteers can be working or retired because the hours are flexible.
“One of the great things about becoming a Community Food Advisor is the chance to learn from dietitians, public health inspectors, public health nurses and other professionals,” says Fraser. “Besides gaining new knowledge, it’s a great group of people who like to have fun!”
For more information or a volunteer application form, visit www.huroncounty.ca/health or call Gail Fraser at the Huron County Health Unit by March 16th at 519-482-3416 extension 2312. The free training will run from April through June.
This program is sponsored by the County of Huron, Nutrition Resource Centre, Grand Bend & Area Community Health Centre, Zehrs Goderich and Hansen’s Exeter.
Communications Co-ordinator, Huron County Health Unit
519-482-3416 or toll-free 1-877-837-6143