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New network linking farms with cafeterias launched today with student food forum in Calgary

Source: Calgary Herald- October 16, 2o12 

A new national network aimed at connecting farms to cafeterias — improving food in these institutions and, subsequently, those who use them — launched today as students here in Calgary learned more about the importance of local food.

Farm to Cafeteria Canada is a national program, managed and administered by the Public Health Association of B.C., that wants to bring fresh, quality foods to children, youth, seniors and patients in schools, universities and hospitals.

Here in Calgary, Chef Paul Rogalski from Rouge and Cherie Andrews of Chinook Honey talked with culinary students from Calgary Board of Education schools about local food, producers and the benefits of building relationships with them.

Chef instructor Sabrina Del Ben, who is heading up the culinary program at the CBE’s new vocational CT Centre, says it’s key to connect students to where food comes from. The forum this morning is the first of many and, by next year, she hopes the students will be cooking from a garden at the school.

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