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Young people the target of new food literacy program

Oct. 14, 2015, Ontario – The Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) has launched a new initiative to help young people make healthy food choices. 

Six by Sixteen is a new food literacy program developed by the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA) to teach young people how to plan and prepare six nutritious (and locally sourced) meals by the time they are 16 years old. OFA has created an online hub of resources for parents, health professionals and young teens to promote local food and healthy food choices.

“We’ve partnered with commodity groups to use the tremendous amount of materials already available to help Ontario’s younger generation learn how to make healthy choices,” says Don McCabe, president of the OFA, in a press release. “When we teach our children to make good food choices, we prepare them for a lifetime of health.”

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October 14, 2015
By Ontario Federation of Agriculture