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Colleen Kimmett
Harvesting Potatoes at Bernice MacNaughton High School, Moncton NB / Récolte de pommes de terre, école secondaire Bernice MacNaughton, Moncton, N.-B.
21
Oct

Farm to School New Brunswick Launches In Good Company

Photo: Potato Harvet at Bernice MacNaughton High School in Moncton NB When Rachel Schofield Martin first took on the job of running her school’s cafeteria, one of her biggest challenges was distribution. She had the approval of her administration, the support of her school board, and the cooperation of her cook. She even had farmers...
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Community cafeterias offer students healthier – and tastier – lunches
06
Oct

Community cafeterias offer students healthier – and tastier – lunches

Last year, when Dr. Lynn Hansen and her colleagues at the New Brunswick Medical Society asked parents to send in pictures of their kids’ school cafeteria menus, the doctors were surprised by what they saw. Among the chicken nuggets and pizza, there were healthy meals being offered that actually looked delicious. Colleen Kimmett The Globe...
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Lessons From Haida Gwaii
25
Jul

Lessons From Haida Gwaii

Photo Above: A mural depicting the vision of the first Learning Lab on Haida Gwaii. Photo by Kiku Dhanwant. Haida Gwaii, an archipelago of islands on the north coast of British Columbia is home to fewer than 5,000 people (most of whom live on one of two main islands) and an abundance of local food resources....
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Diversity Foods
03
Jul

At the University of Winnipeg, Food Service With a Social Conscious

Photo above: Diversity Food Services chef Ben Kramer, “I’d rather buy raw food and pay people to process it.” Ben Kramer never thought he would end up working in a cafeteria kitchen. The chef started his career at Vancouver restaurants that catered to a clientele willing to pay top dollar for fresh and local food....
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27
Jun

Wayne Roberts on the Food Movement 2.0

Photo Above: Food activist and organizer Roberts: ‘Partnerships are the future of food policy.’ Wayne Roberts  describes himself as the “Mr. Magoo” of municipal food policy; often stumbling and frequently saved by luck (the kind that comes from years of practice.)  Roberts has decades of experience as a community organizer, and from 2000 to 2010...
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Building Campus Food Security, One Job at a Time
24
Jun

Building Campus Food Security, One Job at a Time

When Celia White first started digging into the campus food system at Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Nanaimo, British Columbia, she found passionate people, and big potential.  “There was a lot of interest in making the VIU campus a more sustainable place in terms of food,” says White. “But there wasn’t a lot of consolidated...
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Lessons From Brazil
28
May

How Brazil Cracked the Local Food Distribution Puzzle

Photo Above: Farmer Dona Madalena with a crop of passion fruit sold through the farm to school program in Tangara de Serra, Mato Grosso, Brazil. Photo by Hannah Wittman. When Hannah Wittman first started traveling to Central Brazil more than a decade ago, she was astounded at the sheer tenacity of the small family farmers...
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Can We Talk About Race in the Food Movement?
06
May

Can We Talk About Race in the Food Movement?

When pioneering chef and advocate Alice Waters told the thousand-plus delegates at a recent Farm to Cafeteria conference that “the question of local food is deeply a question of equality,” she struck a chord that had been resonating throughout the conference all week. Sure, local food is about good health and the environment. It’s about supporting...
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