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Canadian Culinary Leadership Conference

Canadian Culinary Leadership Conference

March 02, 2010 11:57 ET

Leading Food Authorities Discuss Latest Nutrition and Culinary Trends at Inaugural Canadian Culinary Leadership Conference

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - March 2, 2010) -

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Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc., in partnership with George Brown College and Richardson Oilseed Limited, is hosting the nation's first-ever Culinary Leadership Conference focused on integrating nutrition research findings and health policy guidelines into healthier, tasteful menus. Scheduled speakers include industry leaders such as Leslie Beck of Nutrition Consulting, Inc., Jack C. MacDonald of Compass Group Canada and Peter Fowler of Sir Corp.

"The food and restaurant industries are becoming really responsive and innovative in offering healthier foods," said David Dzisiak, Healthy Oils Commercial Leader, Dow AgroSciences. "As March is Nutrition Month, the food industry is kicking it off by sharing the latest in nutrition research and healthy innovations in the industry."

This one-and-a-half day symposium at George Brown College from March 2 to March 3, 2010, is bringing together Canada's top food industry members including chefs, food service and food industry managers and corporate leaders. The conference will highlight presentations that integrate nutrition research findings and health policy guidelines, while featuring delicious and healthy food demonstrations.

"The world is changing. Canadians want more and deserve the best nutritional value from their food," said John Haen, Vice-President, Nutrition Division - Richardson Oilseed Limited "With the rise of obesity and diabetes rates, it's no wonder Canadians are paying more attention to their food as it comes from the farm to the fork."

Participants will specifically discuss ways the food industry can maintain the great taste of its foods, while making them more nutritious. Conference sessions will focus on a variety of topics including:

  • A New Vision for Healthier Eating
  • A Global View of Public Policy
  • Nutrition Research: What's in the Crystal Ball?
  • Trends in Food Service: What Will Keep Customers Coming In?

"Food and nutrition are always changing. We need to look to the future to ensure we are feeding this generation well," said John Higgins, Chef and Director of George Brown College.

The Canadian Culinary Leadership Conference attendees are scheduled to hear from a number of food industry leaders, academics and leading registered dietitians, including:

  • Leslie Beck, Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Consulting Inc.
  • Mary L'Abbe, PhD, Former Director, Bureau of Nutritional Sciences, Food Directorate, Health Canada, Former Co-Chair of the Canadian Trans Fat Task Force, Vice-Chair Working Group on Dietary Sodium Reduction, Health Canada, Earle W. McHenry Professor and Chair, Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto
  • Peter Fowler, CEO and Director, SirCorp
  • Jack C. MacDonald, CEO, Compass Group Canada
  • Stephen Samis, Director of Health Policy, Heart and Stroke Foundation
  • Sonia Anand, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences, McMaster University
  • David Jenkins, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Nutrition and Metabolism and Professor, University of Toronto, Director, Risk Factor Modification Centre, St. Michael's Hospital
  • Peter Jones, PhD, Canada Research Chair in Nutrition and Functional Foods
  • Dr. Ariel Fenster, PhD, Professor, McGill University
  • Sandy Schwenger, Registered Dietitian and Certified Lifestyle Counselor, CEO Patient Care Solutions
  • Jane Dummer, Registered Dietitian and Consultant
  • Dana McCauley, B.A.H, President Dana McCauley and Associates Ltd.
  • Rickey Y. Yada, PhD, Professor in Department of Food Science, University of Guelph, Canada Research Chair in Food Protein Structure Scientific Director, Advanced Foods and Materials Network (AFMNET)
  • Anita Stewart, Culinary Activist and Journalist
  • David Dzisiak, Commercial Leader Oils, Dow AgroSciences LLC

About Richardson Oilseed Limited

Richardson Oilseed Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Richardson International Limited. Formerly known as Canbra Foods Ltd., Richardson Oilseed Limited is one of Canada's oldest and largest fully integrated crushing, refining and processing operations. Being one of the first companies in the world to market canola oil, Richardson Oilseed Limited has over 50 years of specialized experience in the production of canola-based products. From seed crushing to oil extraction and refinement, the Oilseed Processing division takes canola from the field and transforms it for use in a wide array of value-added products. The Nutrition division packages a wide array of value-added products private label products, as well as our own Canola Harvest(R) branded products for the retail, food service and industrial food production markets.

About Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc.

Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. brings innovation to life through people, chemistry and biotechnology in the areas of seed & crop production and pest management. This is accomplished through the production of healthy food & feed and in deriving industrial feedstocks from agriculture.

Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. is headquartered in Calgary with a canola breeding facility in Saskatoon on the University of Saskatchewan campus. For more information on Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. and their products, visit

Dow AgroSciences Canada Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Dow AgroSciences LLC, a global company based in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dow AgroSciences LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of The Dow Chemical Company of Midland, Michigan.

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