This Wednesday was a little different from my usual Wednesday nights.
I took a few of my girlfriends out to a cute, local Lebanese restaurant called Jam Jar to take part in the annual fundraising event #restaurantforchange to provide healthy food to low-income families across Canada.
Some of Canada’s best restaurants come together to create change in our food system. Proceeds from dinner service will be donated to support healthy food access and empowering food programs in low-income communities across Canada, and push for a fairer and healthier food system.
As I’ve become more familiar with the world of nutrition and health in the last year or so. I’ve come to realize how expensive healthy, organic food is. Having access to clean, organic whole foods is a privilege. As a nutritionist-to-be, I fully understand why it’s important to stay away from chemical-laden foods and its long-term side effects. I absolutely believe that it’s worth paying a little more for good health and sickness prevention.
But it also makes me wonder. Why do we need to pay a premium for healthier food? Shouldn’t healthy food be a basic human right?
That’s why I really was compelled to show support for this initiative. To take part in providing healthy food for low-income families and to help close the gap of household food insecurity.