Plant-Based Canada Podcast

Episode 12: Valerie Trew on Whole-food, Plant-based Nutrition for Children

July 27, 2021 Plant-Based Canada Season 1 Episode 12
Plant-Based Canada Podcast
Episode 12: Valerie Trew on Whole-food, Plant-based Nutrition for Children
Show Notes

In this episode we talk with Valerie Trew, the Director at the University of Guelph Child Care and Learning Centre in Guelph, Ontario. Valerie is a Registered Early Childhood Educator with a Master of Arts in Leadership. She also teaches in the Bachelor of Applied Science program at the University of Guelph and Guelph-Humbe applying a lens of social and environmental justice to studies in policy, administration, and leadership.

Valerie views teaching from early learning to post-secondary as a political act and does so with a view to provoke radical social transformation towards a post-colonial world. She has spent 20 years working in children’s services through postsecondary education, regional government, early intervention, and early learning and child care.

In this episode we discuss:

Early childhood education

Whole-food, Plant-based nutrition for children

Valerie’s path to implementing a plant-based menu at the Guelph Child Care and Learning Centre

The importance of teaching children where our food comes from

Putting Indigenous outlooks in perspective

How coloniality and our food systems intersect

Socials:

Twitter
Linkedin

 
Studies and Resources:

Child Care Food Sustainability Report 

Family-focused, plant-based recipes and cookbooks 

Plant-based Pediatrician resources 

Positive mealtime for child and parent 

Veganism and Indigenous perspectives

Veganism and Mi’Kmaw teachings 

Margaret Robinson - Indigenous veganism: YouTube lecture, Article 

The Honorable Harvest - Robin Kimmerer

This Podcast was hosted and edited by Clinton Stamatovich.