We started a food blog (YUMiTRITION) to counter some of the wild and inaccurate nutrition claims that permeate the internet. In 2015, we received an award from the SEEF that enabled us to develop and deliver a series of communication workshops to students in the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition. We brought in experts, such as food bloggers, to help students learn how to best share what they know, with the public (read more). Little did we know then that twelve months later we would launch YumiBOX, an e-commerce platform selling whole-grains and nifty recipes to dress them up, for individuals wishing to control blood sugar levels.
We developed Pum’Crisps, an innovative, healthy snack from pulses and pomace, in our food product development course. The SEEF allowed us to purchase specialized ingredients and equipment to develop the product to its full potential before entering it in Pulse Canada’s Mission ImPULSEible competition held at CIFST Vancouver last spring.Read More Posts From This Section »
2016/2017 SEEF recipients will: develop and deliver educational modules in Macdonald Farm outreach projects; attend professional conferences to build links between the classroom and research taking place across the country; enter their own newly developed food product into the Developing Solutions for Development Countries competition at IFT ’17; attend a science communication training boot camp; develop workshops around the topic of insect consumption with the objective of finding sustainable solutions to the current resource intensive protein industry, and participate in an overseas program to learn firsthand about business in the global economy.Read More Posts From This Section »