(Biography) Kristie has been the Executive Director of the Food Security Network of Newfoundland and Labrador (www.foodsecuritynews.com), a provincial non-profit organization which aims to increase access to healthy food for all in Newfoundland and Labrador, since 2009. In her work with FSN, Kristie has led the organization in numerous education and awareness-raising initiatives, as well as community research and food planning projects, including the 2010 "NiKigijavut Hopedalimi: Our Food in Hopedale" Community-led Food Assessment project hosted in Hopedale, Nunatsiavut. Building on the success of the NiKigijavut Hopedalimi project, Kristie has coordinated and led the development of the expansion project "Engaging Communities: Achieving Healthier Weights Through Community Food Security in Remote Inuit Populations" which aims to complete additional community-led food assessments and regional food planning in Nunatsiavut, as well as further development and promotion the community-led food assessment model nationally as a tool for community food planning, particularly in northern Inuit communities. The Engaging Communities project has recently been awarded funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada, through the Innovation Strategy Program on Achieving Healthier Weights in Canada's Communities.
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