I’m thrilled to be joining Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network as Ontario Lead for farm to school programs. I have worked in the sector of food and nutrition since graduating from Ryerson University with a degree in nutrition (Dietetics) in 1999. Since 2014 I have been involved in local food, farming, and education in the Headwaters Region as a consultant, then co-coordinator of Headwaters Food and Farming Alliance’s (HFFA) farm to school programs. In this role I helped establish Local Food Club – a school centred, monthly, hyper-local meal in a bag program; Farmers in the School – real farmers in classrooms teaching kids about local food and farming; and Family Food Classes where Dietitians, Chefs and Farmers shared knowledge and cooked with kids! When not working on an organic farm, I teach empathy based programs in schools.
Nicole lives and works from the ancestral lands of the Anishinaabe and Michizaagiig peoples.