Cooking Across Cultures

Cooking Across Cultures

Cooking Across Cultures

Date posted: December 15, 2015

For most people, food carries meaning far beyond what you need to fuel your body. It is associated with memories, feelings, culture and traditions. And, everyone is an expert on what they like and don’t like to eat. Activities focused on food, cooking and other food skills are good candidates for embedding literacy.

Cooking Across Cultures: Ingredients for Wellness and Belonging is a video from Mount Pleasant Neighbourhood House. It was inspired by the Healthy Immigrant Effect, the finding that immigrants to Canada arrive healthier than the average Canadian but their health declines after five to 10 years. The video explores how food and culture affect four different groups in the community.

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