Call for Applications: Council Members for 2021-2023

Are you interested in being a part of food system change in Middlesex London? Then the Middlesex London Food Policy Council needs you.

The Middlesex London Food Policy Council was established in November 2017.

We are a group of dedicated volunteers working towards a local, sustainable and accessible food system in London and Middlesex County.

We are now seeking applications for chair in Rural Agriculture for the January 2021 – December 2023 term.

The role description and application form can be downloaded here. Please direct any queries to

Please share this email with your networks or individuals who you think might be interested.

Applications are due by March 15, 2021

Benjamin Hill, Chair

Middlesex London Food Policy Council

Reducing Household Food Waste with Students

Authors: Jessica Cordes, Anne Boyd, Ellen Lakusiak, Puja Pachchigar, William Roberts, Jay Stanford What is food waste? What are the problems associated with it? How can we prevent and reduce food waste at home? These are the questions that parents and teachers will be exploring with students aged 5-18 this fall as a result of the Middlesex London Food Policy Council’s food waste lesson plans, developed as a bonus feature for the virtual Western Fair this year. There are two sets of lessons; one for students aged 5-11, and one for students aged 12-18. As a bonus feature of the Western Fair, the lessons will be available all week of the fair (and after the event)! Food waste is an issue that interacts with the food system at various points of the supply chain including during production, processing, retail, and in households. While an entire analysis of food waste and its implications was out of the scope of these lesson plans, these two sets of lessons focus on avoidable food waste in households where students can potentially help to significantly reduce the amount of wasted food. The materials in these lessons have been created as educational resources for teaching students about food waste with the following learning outcomes:
  • Students will understand what food waste is
  • Students will describe some problems related to food waste
  • Students will understand solutions for reducing food waste at home
Each set of lessons includes a slide deck introducing the topic; a short video paired with reflection questions; and a collection of three activities where students explore practical solutions for reducing food waste at home.

Join the Virtual Town Hall on London’s Green and Just Recovery Plan

virtual photoLooking for a great opportunity to hear from community leaders and ask questions about what London’s recovery could look like?

We are holding a Virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, July 22 from 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. Members of the community and residents are invited to join us for a conversation on how the City and elected officials are working together to create a more just, inclusive, and sustainable society.

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