Joanne Bays
Local Foods to School: Reconnecting the children of Haida Gwaii to their land and their food.
A beautiful 8-minute documentary sharing how the people of Haida Gwaii have come together through a Learning Circle to transform the systems that feed their kids. This video showcases the efforts of the Haida Gwaii Local Foods to School initiatives that are bringing local foods and traditions into schools by connecting students and staff with...
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Place-based learning.  Culturally Responsive Education.  Experiential learning.  Life-long learning.  Nice ideas, now what does that look like in the classroom?  Come and see how two teacher’s explorations into connecting students with their learning evolved into a Foods Program that spills across curriculum and enlivens the campus of a rural BC high school on the islands of Haida Gwaii. In the...
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Our efforts are paying off!  Farm to Cafeteria Canada has been working behind the scenes with representatives from diverse sectors right across the country to support the introduction and adoption of policy that will get more local foods into our public institutions. Last June, we were delighted to support the introduction of bill C-539 in...
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The USDA’s National Farm to School Census  data was made available on October 22, 2013, just 12 days after Farm to Cafeteria Canada released the first national survey of local food activity in Canadian schools, campuses and health care facilities To determine the prevalence of farm to school programs in the United States, USDA surveyed...
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  It’s harvest time and the Farm to School Manitoba Healthy Choice Fundraiser (Farm2SchoolMB) is delivering orders of   fruits and Vegetables from Manitoba Farms to  licensed child care facilities and schools grades K-12 throughout the province. Sponsored by the Province of Manitoba, Manitoba Association of Home Economists (MAHE), Peak of the Market and Buy...
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  VANCOUVER/Vancouver Sun/ – Most Canadian schools teach children about local foods as part of their regular curriculum, but only 14 per cent have an offical policy or contract that requires local procurement, according to respondents to a national survey by Farm to Cafeteria Canada. About 90 per cent of the 144 schools that completed the recent...
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VANCOUVER/Tyee/ – Colleges and universities are driving local food procurement in the public sphere, according to a new survey. The survey, conducted by Farm to Cafeteria Canada, is the first of its kind to look at local food purchasing by public institutions across Canada. In total, 239 representatives from colleges and universities, public schools and health care facilities...
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According to new report commissioned by Farm to Cafeteria Canada, activity to bring healthy, local and sustainable foods into public agencies is gearing up in almost every province and territory in Canada – and there is a hunger for more. The Report- Local Foods- Canadian schools, campuses, and health care facilities speak up (2013) is the first...
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As Farm to School, Farm to Campus and Farm to Healthcare programs are sprouting up all over the country, one would think there are plenty of jobs to be found. However, funds for  health promotion, community nutrition, environmental,  agricultural, and educational work in Canada are increasingly scarce. Yet not-for-profit agencies count on such funds to...
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Working with grocers
Health Canada’s  Office of Nutrition Policy  and Promotion  has just released a new report – Working with Grocers to Support Healthy Eating. This  report outlines trends influencing the food retail environment and consumer purchasing behaviour. It summarizes promising interventions from the literature and profiles experiences from Canadian programs to help us understand how the food...
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