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Victoria High students dig in to build a bigger school garden
Photo: Victoria High School students spread leaf mulch as they expand the school garden on Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. Photograph By DARREN STONE, TIMES COLONIST A school garden at Victoria High School has tripled in size, thanks to a group of volunteers who spread a load of leaf mulch Friday to extend the dimensions. Vic High’s garden...
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Salad days at inner-city school
Tyler Beckett wants to be a landscaper and the urban farming program on the roof of his inner-city school has greened his thumb. “It’s helping get me prepare for a job when I’m done school,” said the 16-year-old Eastdale Collegiate Institute student in the Regent Park area. “I like getting involved with the garden and...
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St. Dominic Elementary School, Oakville, ON
Photo: St. Dominic Elementary School, Oakville, ON More than $3.1 million to be invested in children’s nutrition Friday, November 3, 2017 – 8:00am NEWSROOM: Whole Foods Market Foundations CAMPAIGN: Whole Kids Foundation® CONTENT: Press Release VANCOUVER, BC, November 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Whole Kids Foundation and Farm to Cafeteria Canada announce the largest federally supported multi-sector investment...
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Garden ElissaHanna_Evergreen
Evergreen Independent School is located in Cobble Hill, BC, a small semi-rural community in the lush Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. Home to 100 students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 7, Evergreen has a flourishing food literacy program that has recently been enhanced by the Farm to School grant received last year. The Farm to...
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Toronto students embrace healthy eating through food education project
Photo: Grade 4 and 5 students at Bala Avenue Community School say they’re eating more fruits and vegetables thanks to the lessons. (Nick Boisvert/CBC) The Good Food Machine students help students grow, harvest and prepare foods in the classroom Inside a classroom at Bala Avenue Community School, a group of students approach their indoor garden...
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Students applauded for push to fix 'broken' food system in schools
Photo: The ‘DIY cafeteria service’ currently running at Harbour View High in Saint John features vegetables grown in the school’s garden. (Facebook) Saint John school’s petition for healthy lunches is ‘powerful action,’ says food security network A Saint John high school’s student-led fight for healthier cafeteria lunches is part of an “inspiring” trend of school communities...
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Five Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Farm to School Month
Image: The purpose of Farm to School Month is to promote the importance of farm to school activities in helping to improve child nutrition, support local economies and connect children and communities with the source of their food.  October is a busy month for both our nation’s farms and our nation’s schools. Farmers are harvesting...
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Photo: Jenna Jaski of Victory Gardens Vancouver helps facilitate the Classroom Gardener program at East Van’s David Livingstone elementary school. The program is one of many across the city that aim to get students out of classrooms and into the garden and the kitchen. Photo by Dan Toulgoet It’s pouring rain as a class of Grade...
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Forest Grove Elementary, Burnaby, BC
Farm to Cafeteria Canada – Grant Report from Forest Grove Elementary – Spring Event Forest Grove Elementary in Burnaby, BC was the grant recipient of $1,500 from Farm to Cafeteria Canada in 2016 where funds used needed to connect students to local food producers (gardeners, farmers, chefs, bakers or cheese makers etc.) On June 6,...
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CONNECTING THE SEAMS OF PATIENT CARE THROUGH FOOD.
  When someone gets sick and goes to the hospital, they do not ­­see the healthcare system as parts but take a continuous personal journey through it. It doesn’t matter which hospital they enter or what treatment or services; patients tend to take in one overall experience towards recovery. However, when there are gaps, they...
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