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You can make friends with Salad
This year at NorKam Senior Secondary in Kamloops, BC, our cafeteria class started a salad bar for a fresh, healthy addition to our regular lunch service. We began this semester by growing our own vegetables, herbs and microgreens in anticipation of improving our cafeteria’s menu selection, and quality and freshness of food. This project proved...
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Sustain Ontario
By Carolyn Webb, Sustain Ontario As the 4th in our free Local Food Literacy in Ontario Schools webinar series, this webinar – Growing Local Food Literacy – will focus on how to teach local food literacy while engaging students in developing gardening skills in various educational settings. Packed with hands-on tips and resources, our speakers from Ecosource (Region of Peel), Growing...
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Sustain Ontario
By Carolyn Webb, Sustain Ontario The recorded webinar and presentation slides from our Cooking Up Local Food Literacy in Ontario Schools are now available! This webinar was the third in our Local Food Literacy in Ontario Schools webinar series.  Recorded on March 22, 2017, this webinar focused on how to teach local food literacy while engaging students in preparing...
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Sustain Ontario
By Carolyn Webb, Sustain Ontario The recorded webinar and presentation slides from our Eating for Local Food Literacy in Ontario Schools are now available! This webinar was the second in our Local Food Literacy in Ontario Schools webinar series.  Recorded on February 22, 2017, this webinar focused on how to use school meals (including cafeteria lunches, hot meal days,...
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Sustain Ontario
By Carolyn Webb, Sustain Ontario Did you miss our Teaching Local Food Literacy webinar? It’s not too late! The recorded webinar and presentation slides are now available for you to view. This webinar was the first in our Local Food Literacy in Ontario Schools webinar series.  Recorded on November 30, 2016, this webinar provides tangible lessons for...
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National school food program needed
Photo: Canadian children are not provided consistent access to healthy food at school, Diana Bronson and Sasha McNicoll write. (JENNIFER BAIN/TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO) Canadian children return to school with insufficient access to healthy food Mon., Aug. 28, 2017 By DIANA BRONSON AND SASHA MCNICOLL www.thestar.com As children across the country go back to school, a recent...
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With Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s leadership, 2015 marked three firsts for Farm to School and for innovative school food practice: the first national conference focused on School Food, the first national video celebrating Farm to School, and the first national book published to capture the stories of its many players. Our first national video captures the voices...
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Rooftop farm puts Ryerson in good stead
The urban farm grows more than just produce for the Toronto university. On top of Ryerson University’s George Vari Engineering and Computing Centre, a bustle of students and staff harvest a farm field surrounded by a view of downtown Toronto. If “urban farming” once seemed like an oxymoron, it’s lately become less strange. “The reason...
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FIVE BIG IDEAS FOR A BETTER FOOD SYSTEM
A PROPOSAL FROM FOOD SECURE CANADA FOR THE NATIONAL FOOD POLICY Canadians are concerned with the health and sustainability of the food they eat, and, as more and more people struggle to put good food on the table, our food system has become an issue of increasing priority. Unhealthy diets claim more lives than any...
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Farm to Cafeteria Canada Factsheet
They’re here! Our five national fact sheets are complete and ready for your viewing. Take some time to learn about our wonderful program and how you can start your very own project. Just don’t forget to send us pictures!   What is Farm to Cafeteria Canada? Quelle est de la ferme à la cafétéria Canada?...
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