BCCDC Environmental Health Seminar Series
BC Centre for Disease Control
Thursday, April 30, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM (PDT)
The BC Centre for Disease Control invites you to attend the upcoming Environmental Health Seminar. Presentation recordings are available upon request.
Topic: EHOs’ involvement with food security: Promoting food donations
Presenters: Winifred Lao, Kimberly Wrixon, Cathy Wong, and Wilson Yu, British Columbia Institute of Technology
Summary: Food insecurity is a serious public health issue that can result in chronic illnesses, as well as social and mental health problems. Although food distribution organizations (FDOs) are not the ultimate solution to address food insecurity, they were formed to provide support to those in need by collecting and distributing foods. However, FDOs encounter many food donation issues, which affect their capability to help improve the health of the food insecure. Hence, this webinar will provide an overview of the issues related to food insecurity and food donations to enhance Environmental Health Officers’ (EHOs) understanding of the public health significance. To increase EHOs’ involvement in food donations, their current and future potential roles as well as the available resources will also be discussed.
These sessions are eligible for CIPHI Professional Development Hours and Royal College Continuing Medical Education credits. If you would like a letter of credit validation for CME credits or CIPHI PDHs, please specify this on the registration form. Letters are sent out annually in January.
This series is a self-approved group learning activity (Section 1) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. In order to receive Royal College CME credits, you must complete an evaluation form, which will be sent to you after the seminar.