Led by Vancouver Coastal Health’s Public Health Dieticians, Vanessa Sixteen Vancouver secondary school youth from Grades 9 to 12 were co-researchers in a Photovoice research project exploring connections to food, gardening and mental well-being. The photos and stories in this exhibition are powerful examples of the link between their growing food and cooking experiences and the importance of relationships, not only with friends and family but also with nature. The garden provided youth with a safe place for building resiliency, such as mastery of food literacy skills, personal growth and managing stress.
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Additional Resources (Mental Health and Food Literacy Connections):
Mental Health Food Literacy Table of Connections Feb 2015