The Guys Can Cook! program (GCC) is a health promotion initiative focused on nutrition and food skills development among male teenagers. Three years of the GCC project delivery across seven neighbourhoods in West Toronto resulted in the development of a program model that is rooted in a social justice and anti-oppression framework. It offers a youth informed approach to program development and implementation. During the Guys Can Cook! webinar, an interdisciplinary team will share lessons learned about applying a social justice and anti-oppression framework, enabling youth engagement, and supporting youth participation. The GCC team will also share resources from the Guys Can Cook! program, including the program manual and the Guys Can Cook! cookbook.
This event is co-hosted by the Nutrition Resource Centre
For more about the GCC! program, check out the community story: Cooking and nutrition programs for male youth: A recipe for success
Biography of Presenters
Julia Fursova, Health Promoter and the Guys Can Cook! Project Coordinator
The Four Villages Community Health Centre
Julia Fursova is a health promoter/educator and researcher with a background in public health, community development, adult education, and most recently environmental studies. Currently, she is a project coordinator for the Guys Can Cook! program, as well as a third year PhD student with the Environmental Studies program at York University. She is passionate about health, social justice, and popular/participatory education.
Gayatri Chopra, RD,
Unison Health and Community Services
Gayatri Chopra is an internationally educated dietitian from India. She has been practicing as a Registered Dietitian in Toronto since 2009. Her love for food and cooking motivated to become a dietitian. She is passionate about passing on this life skill (cooking) to the younger generation. She is currently working as a primary care dietitian at Unison Health and Community Services.