Online Media

  • National School Food Program a short-term opportunity for jobs creation and economic growth

    By Amberley Ruetz and Dr. Evan Fraser (published in the Canadian Science Policy Centre)

    The implementation of a National School Food Program in Canada could create as many as 207,700 jobs and contribute $4.8 Billion in domestic food purchases by 2029.

    Link to the full article “National School Food Program a short-term opportunity for jobs creation and economic growth” published in the Canadian Science Policy Centre.

  • Federal budget pledges a Canadian school food program but recipe requires funding

    By Amberley Ruetz and Dr. Sara Kirk (published in the Conversation)

    “Food at school can improve children’s health and academic outcomes while creating economic opportunities for local, sustainable agriculture”. Check out my latest co-authored piece with Dr. Sara Kirk originally published in the Conversation Canada. Link to full article “Federal budget pledges a Canadian school food program but recipe requires funding”.

  • A National School Food Program in Canada

    CTV Interview, CTV National with Angie Seth

    Was interviewed on TV about why Canada does not have a National School Food Program, how to make it happen, and why all children and our economy can benefit from healthy food at school [Sept 16, 2018].

    Watch the interview by clicking here.

  • The 'Farm-to-School' Movement in Canada

    CBC Interview, Here and Now Toronto

    Discussed the economic potential of local food purchasing by Ontario schools to support regional food systems and economic development. This research will examine the farm-to-school phenomenon as an agri-food value chain and assess how these programs might evolve to expand the scope and sustainability of local food systems in Ontario.

    [Sept 4, 2018]

  • ‘Farm-to-school’ Movement Takes Root in Canada

    by Amberley Ruetz and Dr. John Smithers (published in the Conversation)

    “farm-to-school” movement is growing fast across Canada but there has been little research to evaluate their potential to support local food systems and economic development. My OMAFRA-funded research will examine the farm-to-school phenomenon as an agri-food value chain and assess how these programs might evolve to expand the scope and sustainability of local food systems in Ontario. (Link to full article “‘Farm-to-school’ movement takes root in Canada” featured in @ConversationCA).

    Article republished by Toronto.com; the Weather Network, the Hamilton Spectator, York Region News, BizCommunity, and the University of Guelph News.

  • How to make a National School Food Program happen

    by Amberley Ruetz and Dr. Sara Kirk (published in the Conversation)

    There would be many benefits from a National School Food Program and a soda tax could fund it (Link to full article “How to make a national school food program happen” featured in @ConversationCA).

    The article gained considerable media attention, with over 24+ interviews on CBC morning shows across the county, and readership, 15,000 readers to-date. The article was republished by the Huffington Post Canada, the Huffington Post, the Winnipeg Free Press, the Halifax Chronicle Herald, the University of Dalhousie News, the University of Guelph News and the Huntsville Doppler.

    Read the article and now wondering what you can do? Let your Member of Parliament know you support .

    Use the email/letter template on my blog to ask your MP to champion this cause.

  • Agri-food incubator seeks to disrupt the food industry

    Guelph Today

    Accelerator Guelph participants set out to create a low-cost fruit and vegetable snack to be included in school lunches that will also address farm waste.

    Full Article: https://www.guelphtoday.com/local-news/agri-food-incubator-seeks-to-disrupt-the-food-industry-818220

  • Inaugural Arrell Scholarships Awarded

    Arrell Food Institute

    The five inaugural scholars are from Sri Lanka, Russia, Afghanistan and Canada, with each studying distinct fields varying from data science to nutrition.

    Full Article: http://www.foodandfarming.ca/arrell-food-institute-scholars-research/

TV and Radio

  • RBC Disruptors Podcast

    Royal Bank of Canada (RBC)

    A discussion with RBC Disruptors on how digital disruption is changing the skills we’ll need for the future of work.

    Full Article: https://arrellfoodinstitute.ca/disruptors/