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You’ve seen in our 2020 Canada Digs In! Report that farm to school programs support public health, community economic development, education & learning, and community connections.
Now hear about these impacts firsthand in our Impact Videos! 

In these 11 videos, 7 in English and 4 in French, we hear from our farm to school grantees including teachers, parents, public health professionals, and community partners, who share some of the positive short and long-term impacts they are seeing from serving healthy food in schools and engaging students in food education. 

These videos share stories about students’ excitement for the salad bar, how the salad bar increases access to good food and vegetable consumption, how it improves student behaviour and learning, how it creates a sense of community, great cross-curricular connections, and how farm to school even inspires students’ future paths in life! 

Watch them here:
Lori Furfaro from College Heights Secondary School in Guelph, Ontario:


Derek Brez from Sir Guy Carleton Secondary School in Ottawa, Ontario:


Patrick Gale from Edward Milne Community School in Sooke, BC:


Alan Macdonald from Loughborough Public School in Sydenham, Ontario:


Aileen Collier from Waterloo Elementary School in Waterloo, Quebec: 


Shiba Anjum from Oakwood Public School in Oakville, Ontario: 


Brent Mansfield from Lord Roberts Elementary School in Vancouver, BC: 

“This is where food is such a powerful tool,” Brent Mansfield shares, “where we can give students the opportunity to feel competent and confident, and have some level of mastery and pride, I think is just going to be such a transformational thing.”

Also check out the French videos (most of which have English subtitles):

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# **Envisioning the many ways farm to school comes to life**We’ve just developed these 2 visuals to celebrate and amplify the many ways that farm to school takes shape in different communities, and to show how farm to school involves the whole local food system.*Thank you to Carina Nilsson, Illustrator and graphic recorder, for putting our vision into graphics!***Please enjoy them and share them widely!**EN: bit.ly/3hGPrRb#farm2school #schoolfood #localfood #localfoodsystem _______# **Envisagez les nombreuses façons dont le programme De la ferme à l’école prend vie**Nous venons de créer ces deux éléments visuels pour célébrer et amplifier les nombreuses façons dont De la ferme à l’école prend forme dans différentes collectivités, et pour montrer comment ce programme englobe l’ensemble du système alimentaire local.*Merci à Carina Nilsson, illustratrice et conceptrice graphique, d’avoir mis notre vision en images!***Nous vous invitons à les découvrir et à les partager autant que vous le souhaitez.**FR: bit.ly/2XqyJOw ... See MoreSee Less
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