Community Food Advisors

The Community Food Advisors (CFAs) are a group of trained volunteers who work with health unit staff and community partners to promote healthy eating and food safety to consumers in Huron County. Community Food Advisors can provide presentations, classes, and displays about:

  • Canada’s Food Guide
  • Food safety
  • Healthy eating on a budget
  • Quick and easy meals
  • Menu planning
  • Healthy cooking basics
  • Healthy snacks and lunches
  • Understanding food labels

CFAs work with groups of any age and in most settings including community centres, community kitchens, schools, farmers’ markets, food banks, and various other locations. CFAs complete the 40 hour peer training which focuses on safe food handling and storage, and nutritious food selection and preparation.

There is no cost for a Community Food Advisor to speak to your group. However, we do ask that your organization cover the cost of any food items that may be needed for the presentation. Donations are appreciated but not required.

Welcome to Our New CFAs

The 2015 Community Food Advisor (CFA) training has come to a successful completion. Huron County Health Unit wishes to welcome all our newly trained volunteers to the program, as well as thank all existing volunteers for their great job.

We also extend a hearty thank you to all of our partners, including Hansen’s, Zehrs (Goderich),  and the Salvation Army (Goderich) for providing financial support in the form of grocery cards, as well as free space for training.

If you have a question or would like to arrange for a CFA to speak to your group, please call us at 519.482.3416 or toll-free at 1.877.837.6143 extension 2312.