Exploring BC’s Food System: Multimedia resources and inquiry-based learning

Do you really know where your food comes from? Thousands of people across this province make their living in BC's food system, and in this workshop, you're going to meet a few of them.

Through activities, videos and discussions, participants will:

  • review the components of a local food system, from production to transformation, distribution, access and consumption, taking into consideration the inputs needed and the outputs generated along the way

  • learn about the teacher resources developed by BC Dairy Association that introduce the food system through four BC commodities: produce, grains, dairy and salmon

  • reflect on their own “local” eating, explore some of the issues related to sustainability in the BC food system, and start planning how to use these videos and resources with students

Workshop includes hand-outs and links to online resources, as well the opportunity to participate in a local food tasting. A limited number of BC At The Table discussion guides will be available for interested teachers.

Target Audience


To Bring/Important Notes

Bring a writing implement and lots of enthusiasm!


10 Friday 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Room C171

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  • Anna Brisco

    As one of the registered dietitians at BC Dairy Association, Anna Brisco contributes to the mission of promoting health in BC through leadership and innovation in nutrition education. This includes developing, evaluating and presenting programs and resources to teachers, health professionals and the general public throughout BC. Anna is also a trained chef, who has studied and worked across Canada. With a passion for sharing skills that support healthy eating for all, Anna's approach doesn't lose sight of deliciousness - food should be simple, nourishing and bursting with flavour!