Forum addresses food security

The Okanagan-Similkameen Food Security Forum will be held in Keremeos on April 12

A forum in Keremeos will examine ways to increase food security in the Regional District of Okanagan Similkameen.

The Okanagan-Similkameen Food Security Forum will be held at the Victory Hall in Keremeos on April 12 from 1 to 5 p.m.

The forum is hosted by the Okanagan Similkameen Healthy Living Coalition.

It will bring together local and First Nations governments, food producers and processors and community groups and individuals.

“Food security is reached when all people, at all times, have physical, social, and economic access to nutritious, safe, personally acceptable food that is produced in a sustainable manner,” said Kristi Estergaard, a public health dietician with Interior Health.

A team from B.C. Healthy Communities will facilitate the forum.

Speakers include those working on food security policy (Central Okanagan Food Policy Council); research (Institute for Sustainable Food Systems, Kwantlen Polytechnic University); planning; (Food Secure Oliver); food action (Okanagan Tree Fruit Project) and food sovereignty (Okanagan Nation Alliance).

The forum is free to attend, but registration is required at (search “Food Security.”)

The Lower Similkameen Indian Band will cater a meal following the forum. Those who wish to attend the meal are asked to register by April 10. For the forum alone, registrations will be accepted until the day of the event.

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