Local Farms Branching into Local Health Care System in NL

Local Farms Branching into Local Health Care System in NL: Pilot Project Underway

Pilot Project Underway

Many of Food First NL’s projects overlap on a common goal: to make the healthy choice an easy choice for residents of Newfoundland & Labrador. Likewise, we also want to see the local choice become the easy choice.

A key step toward reaching these goals is to get more healthy, local food into our public institutions, like schools and hospitals, because these places feed large numbers of people daily. This is a step that aligns with the work of many community organizations across the province, who are also striving to improve access to healthy choices.

Food First NL has helped get locally farmed foods into a school cafeteria through our partnership with Farm to Cafeteria Canada and its Farm to School salad bar program. The program gets produce from a local farm onto the lunch trays of students at St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s. And in the coming weeks, we’ll be announcing an expansion of this program to other schools across NL. We’re thrilled to share that we’ve begun laying the groundwork to launch a similar initiative in the health care system. READ MORE

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