Irena Forbes

Posted at 8:22 am on November 8, 2017

A St.FX graduate who is travelling across the country to learn about Canadians and their food has been floored with the support she’s received. Alumna Irena Forbes

Irena Forbes

started a food adventure and blog early in the summer, and to date has conducted 65 interviews for her website called “Let’s Taste Canada”.

Forbes, a registered dietitian and food advocate says the content she’s received so far has been overwhelming, to the point that she’s pausing for awhile to delve deeper into the interviews conducted. Forbes says she has learned a great deal about Canadians and their food since her journey began:
The goal of Forbes food adventure is to find out the relationship Canadians have with food in a cultural, personal and national sense. Forbes hopes to release a podcast in the coming months detailing her adventure.

Posted at 9:45 am on July 4, 2017

A St. FX grad is getting ready to travel across the country to learn about Canadians, and the food they eat. The project is called “Let’s Taste Canada”, and will look into

Irena Forbes

Canadians and their relationship to food, highlight household food insecurity and community food security issues.

Irena Forbes, registered dietition and food advocate says she will meet with chefs, Indigenous food experts, industry experts and many others. She says she is looking forward to learning the regional and cultural food practices of Canadians:
Forbes will have a blog of her adventure at She will also provide updates through social media, and release a podcast of her findings in the fall.