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Food; keeping our bellies full and our lives social.


Food is more than a nutritious substance; it identifies us, and unites us.
Converse and Cook is about creating social spaces where individuals are empowered to explore their connection to food and their community by creating meals and dining together.

Research into the accessibility of culturally relevant and nutritious meals for International students was done

Research into the accessibility of culturally relevant and nutritious meals for  International students was done

In 2016 research was conducted at the University of Alberta by Juanita Gnanapragasam and Dr. Naomi Krogman on the importance of maintaining ethnic diets and the accessibility of culturally relevant nutritious meals for newcomer students at the University of Alberta. The results of this research project helped to create and inform the programming run by Converse and Cook.

You can read more about the research findings below. If you would like more information or a pdf of the report please email Juanita at juanitalg [@] ualberta.ca