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New Brunswick Farm to School Guide
News Release For Immediate Release New funds and tools for New Brunswick schools to get more of the local harvest in the minds and on the plates of students. February 14, 2018 Fredericton NB – Farm to Cafeteria Canada and our partners – the New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture, and Fisheries, the Public Health...
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Horticultural Society’s support the latest boost to Vic High garden
Photo: Victoria Horticultural Society president Margaret Hantiuk (from left), joins gardening enthusiasts and Vic High students Kiara Chesson and Eden Murray in the school’s vegetable and herb garden next to the greenhouse. The society helped out the school’s gardening efforts recently with a $500 donation. Photo contributed Gardening project as much about education as it is...
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Helen Betty Osborne, Norway House, MB
Photo Credits: HBOIERC Photography Students HELEN BETTY OSBORNE ININIW EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTRE Norway House, Manitoba We first started gardening in our school during the 2016-17 school year. We purchased 60 Rubbermaid containers and placed them in an open area at the center of our school. Each class was assigned a bin and were responsible, during the...
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Bonjour from Ecole Franco Nord!
École Franco-Nord, Prince George, BC The name of our school is a reference to our geographical location in British Columbia. Located in the boreal forest, Prince George is also known as the ‘Spruce Capital’ of the north. Prince George can now boast that it has its first Farm to School participant, our francophone school: École...
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Time to curb our appetite for ultra-processed food
Research reveals half our daily calories come from ultra-processed foods, and that kids are the biggest consumers New research commissioned by Heart & Stroke shows that ultra-processed food consumption in Canada continues to increase and is alarmingly high, accounting for almost half of our daily calorie intake. Most troubling is that young people get more than half...
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Crawford Bay Elementary-Secondary School, By Laury Carriere One of the first things I noticed about Crawford Bay School was the focus on food. During my first month as principal in 2015, I was in the school garden during a primary class activity and students were gleefully eating arugula from the greenhouse. One little boy was...
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Food for thought: students on campus want better quality in their residence dining halls
Photo: Dining hall server John Youkhana always tells the kids that when they head home they should always “take their laundry, and bring food back.” He lived in Saugeen-Maitland Hall during his undergrad, and says the food has not changed. Photographed on Jan. 12, 2018. Carmen Mallia / GAZETTE First-year medical sciences student Alexander Allegro sits...
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A few of the Hillcrest gardeners, including, from left, teacher Marc Merhebi, and students Connor Campbell, Aidyn Bulmer and Cameron LeBlanc. (Vanessa Blanch/CBC)
Attendance is up at Moncton’s Hillcrest School, thanks to a class project building a hydroponic lettuce garden Every time he walks into the classroom that is now home to a hydroponic garden, with 72 heads of lettuce, middle school teacher Marc Merhebi is “full-on flabbergasted.” The classroom at Hillcrest School in Moncton has been transformed by his science...
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Call for Projects to Raise the Salad Bar in Newfoundland and Labrador’s Schools. St. John’s, NL – Food First NL, Farm to Cafeteria Canada, and the Whole Kids Foundation are launching a call for projects for schools that want to make student access to healthy, local and sustainable food a priority. Thanks to a new...
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When I first heard about Farm to Cafeteria Canada grants I immediately asked if they wanted to write a guest post explaining how they work. Happily Carolyn Webb, the Coordinator of Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network, was able to do so. – Yoni Freedhoff, www.weightymatters.ca Check out this quote from NorKam Senior Secondary in Kamploops, BC, “This...
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