October 13, 2015
Reconnecting with Indigenous culture through local foods
Beyond connecting with local farms and farmers, Haida Gwaii schools are incorporating hunting, gathering, foraging, gardening and greenhouses into their schools’ food supply. This idea emerged naturally in a place where wild foods are so plentiful and the culture of feasting and sharing food is central to the island culture. This remote archipelago along the...
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Vancouver Coastal Health Authority dietitians and public health nurses are helping students get interested in growing and enjoying healthy food. They are members of the Farm to School Vancouver Area Regional Hub (F2SVA) that oversee Farm to School activities in the Vancouver area. A Vancity credit union grant provided the funds to hire a local...
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Kids can be picky eaters and often choose food with high sugar and fat content over suspicious but nutritious greens. This reality is even more prevalent for low income families who cannot always afford fresh vegetables or quality protein. How do we change these patterns and instill healthy food habits in children from an early...
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Photo: Students in the Baking and Business Focus Program at Bayridge Secondary School in the school’s new vegetable garden. Farm to table is a trend that has increased over the past few years; many people are finding great satisfaction in growing and cooking their own food and this is definitely the case for students in the...
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Photo: Meredith Schimmens and Natalie Rocheleau of Radical Gardens have been busy picking and cleaning more than 1,000 pounds of carrots that will be delivered to local schools this week. As part of the Red Cross local Big Crunch event, students across the region will be given the locally grown vegetable as a means to improve...
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The seed is being planted early when it comes to healthy eating. Six daycares and dayhomes within the Five Hills Health Region have been awarded with portable green boxes so that children can learn to plant their own food. It’s not just the ABC’s these pre-schoolers are learning. It’s also about seeds, supplies and harvests....
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Many cafeterias around the United States are working to provide students with healthy, sustainable meal options. To do this, colleges and universities are changing the way that they purchase and prepare food in their cafeterias, and many of them are beginning to source food locally. Universities can play a big role in their local and...
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