Sessions by Stream: Resetting The Table 2016

Sessions by Stream: Resetting The Table 2016

Dr. Patty Williams presented ‘The Hand You’re Dealt‘ at the Food Secure Canada 9th National Assembly: Resetting the Table, for the stream session Food Security: Towards Zero Hunger.

Resetting the Table featured 50+ sessions to build skills, learn from experts, exchange views and develop our strategy to improve our food system. Resetting the Table offered a rich program of plenaries, networking meetings and more than 60 sessions spread out over 10 thematic streams.

The Hand You're Dealt: A board game about food insecurity in Nova ScotiaThe Hand You’re Dealt: A Board Game About Food Insecurity in Nova Scotia

Since 2002, the Food Action Research Centre (FoodARC) has been examining the affordability of a nutritious diet in Nova Scotia using Participatory Food Costing. FoodARC developed a board game called The Hand You’re Dealt to communicate our findings and focus responsibility for food security on policy-based solutions.

The game has been played with family resource centres, food activists, student groups, high school classrooms, and health professionals, and has proven to be an incredible way to create empathy and challenge judgements about people facing food insecurity. In this workshop, you’ll play the game and discuss what it teaches us about how to communicate about food access in a way that captures people’s attention and transforms their perceptions.

You’ll also try out some supplementary tools for facilitating group game play and debrief, and talk about how you might use scenario-based pedagogical and communication strategies in your own work.