Brant Community Food Educator Program

Record #: SIM0429
Last Full Update: 29 Apr 2024

Service Details


Hours vary - hours not specified

Areas Served Brant County ; Brantford
Eligibility No restrictions

Email to request information about having a CFE facilitate a session for your group or for more information on becoming a certified volunteer. The CFE service request form can be found online at

Languages English
Fees Service ; There is a $20 fee per session for CFE service requests

Address and Location

Located In Community Brantford
Mailing Address c/o Brant CFE Program - Melissa Siegel RD 
Grand River Community Health Centre 
363 Colborne St 
Brantford, ON N3S 3N2
Physical Access Fully Accessible


Description (Service)

A Community Food Educator (CFE) is a volunteer certified to provide education to the community on a variety of topics related to healthy eating and safe food preparation - available to teach community groups how to select, prepare, and store healthy food

Program offers educational sessions to the community in the form of:

  • presentations
  • food demonstrations
  • cooking classes
  • information booths and more

Community Food Educators can work with the public to develop sessions that meet a group's needs

Session topics include:

  • healthy eating
  • Canada’s Food Guide
  • cooking for one or two
  • menu planning
  • healthy eating on a budget
  • how to read labels & compare products
  • food preservation/canning
  • food safety
  • handwashing
  • cooking skills

Contact Information

Primary Contact Melissa Siegel, Registered Dietitian, Grand River Community Health Centre; Phone: (Business) 519-754-0777 ext 479; Email:
Alternate Contact Lisa Vermeersch, Registered Dietitian, Brant County Health Unit; Phone: (Business) 226-920-4557; Email:
Volunteer Coordinator Renee Bernardi-Ronan, Registered Dietitian, CFE Volunteer Coordinator