A new Premier’s award program will recognize food processors, producers and researchers for their work in creating healthy foods for Albertans.
The Alberta Food for Health Awards – a Premier’s Award aims to stimulate and encourage the creation and development of healthy food production and research.
“We want to recognize the outstanding work being done by our food processors, producers and researchers in providing better food choices for Albertans and for consumers throughout the world,” said Premier Ed Stelmach. “This new award program will help to promote the healthy food products that are available right here in Alberta.”
This Premier’s award program will recognize innovation in five categories: healthy food sold through farmers’ markets, retail operations, food service, and vending machines, as well as research on healthy food products or processes. The winner in each category will receive $10,000 to be used toward eligible business expenditures.
Complete award criteria and application requirements are available at www.AlbertaFoodforHealthAwards.com.
The deadline to submit an application is February 1, and award recipients will be announced in March.