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New 2015 Food Skills for Families Infographic

See some of our 2015 highlights in this one page picture.

2015 At a Glance

MLA Dave Hayer Announces Funding to Support Food Skills for Families Program to BC Legislature

November 14, 2011 – Diabetes and obesity are reaching epidemic proportions, affecting families and placing unprecedented demands on the health care system. In fact, a report from the Canadian Diabetes Association shows that the number of British Columbians with the disease will rise from 338,000 in 2010 to 548,000 by 2020. B.C. also has areas of its population whose risk of developing diabetes is higher than the national average. This includes South Asians, Chinese and aboriginal people.

With that in mind, the province is proclaiming today, November 14, as the World Diabetes Day, and as a part of this day our government is providing $475,000 to the Canadian Diabetes Association. This funding will go to a program that helps families gain knowledge of basic nutrition and gain confidence in the kitchen to make sound meals, snacks and beverage choices. Read more…

BC Ministry of Health Provides $475,000 to Support Food Skills for Familes Program

November 14, 2011 – The Province is providing $475,000 to a Canadian Diabetes Association healthy cooking program to help families gain knowledge of basic nutrition and confidence in the kitchen to prepare healthy meals, snacks and beverages. Read more…

Premier Clark Announces Strategy for Healthy Families

May 24, 2011 – Vancouver – Premier Christy Clark launched  the most comprehensive health-promotion program anywhere in Canada – the $68.7 million Healthy Families BC strategy, which will help families make healthy choices and introduce innovative approaches to challenges facing the health care system. Read more…

Healthy Families BC Launches Website

June, 2011 – Click here to visit the Healthy Families BC website.