Local Students Get Unique Lesson in Hunger, Nutrition

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First-of-its-Kind Initiative at Fredericton Food Bank
Fredericton, New Brunswick – May 10, 2017 – The Greener Village Community Food Centre welcomed an unlikely mix of visitors today. In a first-of-its-kind initiative, a group of local high school students joined a top Fredericton chef and dietitian to learn about hunger in the community and the importance of a nutritious diet, as together they unloaded 3,120 boxes of pasta that were delivered to the food bank.
According to a recent study conducted on behalf of Catelli Foods, food banks across Canada – including the Greener Village Community Food Centre – have increased their focus on nutrition over the last five years, from offering healthier food options to educating users on how to get the biggest health benefit from the foods they consume.
“The students came away from the event with not only a better appreciation of the magnitude of hunger in their community, but also with an eye-opening understanding of the importance of a healthy diet, no matter what one’s budget,” said Doyle Brown, Director of Marketing of Catelli Foods.
Sponsored by Catelli Foods, the event followed the release of Out of the Box: Healthy Family Pasta Meals on a Budget, a cookbook comprised of nutritious and budget-friendly recipes from 15 of Canada’s top chefs and dietitians – including Executive Chef Matt Mackenzie of the Crowne Plaza Fredericton and leading Fredericton-based dietitian Jenna Traboulsee. Complete with top food picks and health tips from the dietitians, the cookbook – which features recipes that can be made for a maximum of $15 for a family of four – is available for download free-of-charge at www.catelli.ca. For every download or share of the cookbook or its recipes, Catelli Foods will donate servings of pasta to Canada’s food banks.
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