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All Smiles For Farm to School, Notre Dame Elementary School, Edmunston, NB / Petits visages souriants pour célébrer le Mois De la ferme à l’école, école élémentaire Notre-Dame, Edmundston, N.-B.
Photo: All Smiles for Farm to School, at Ecole Notre Dame. in Edmunston NB New Brunswick (October 15, 2014) – This October as part of Canada’s first national Farm to School Month Campaign, the Heart and Stroke Foundation is announcing exciting school and after-school healthy local food initiatives in New Brunswick. Starting this fall, various...
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Can 'Cuisine' Make a Better School Lunch?
A recent survey found the majority of Canadians took an hour or less for lunch. But when Canadian-born Karen Le Billon moved from Vancouver, British Columbia, to Brittany, France for a year with her French husband and two young daughters, she was surprised to learn the French take lunch very seriously. Two-hour-breaks seriously. “Lunch is...
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Rural Childhood Obesity Prevention Toolkit
This new policy toolkit advocates Farm to School as one of a number of measures to prevent childhood obesity and to support healthy rural communities. The Rural Childhood Obesity Prevention Toolkit provides comprehensive policy options for healthy eating and active living that rural communities can implement to address this threat to children’s health. Recommendations are...
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Manitoba on the Menu
Getting Manitoba on the Menu at Ècole Leila Community North School This October, a Grade 6 Home Economics class at Ècole Leila had an opportunity to learn about the local, sustainable food system, and make pizza using local ingredients from Manitoba. The kids learned how to make pizza using cheese, mushrooms, zucchini, green pepper and...
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Ryerson University goes locavore
When Joshna Maharaj took charge of the food at Ryerson University last year there was a lot of negativity to overcome. Terms like “crappy” and “expensive” described the experience of eating on campus. Students and faculty, outraged by multimillion-dollar losses incurred by the multinational corporation that had been the campus food provider for two decades,...
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For Kids, the Meal Is the Message
In her new book Getting to Yum, child-feeding guru Karen Le Billon details funny-yet-depressing statistics about children’s food knowledge all over the world. She cites a British study of 1,000 primary school students: only one in four knew that beef comes from cows. Another study of Australian children revealed that one-quarter thought yogurt grew on trees....
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Strategies to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases
Farm to institution programs are listed as one of the top 10 strategies to combat chronic disease and obesity. This document provides guidance for program managers, policy makers, and others on how to select strategies to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables. It offers the most relevant information on each type of strategy. The...
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Report assessing the effectiveness of Wisconsin Farm to School (F2S) programs in increasing students’ fruit and vegetable (FV) intake. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Andrea B. Bontrager Yoder, PhD, MM; Janice L. Liebhart, MS; Daniel J. McCarty, PhD; Amy Meinen, MPH, RD; Dale Schoeller, PhD; Camilla Vargas, MS; Tara LaRowe, PhD, RD June 18,...
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Farm to School: Six years and still growing
Hundreds of tourists, locals, and garlic lovers alike mingled at Hester Creek on Saturday for the 3rd Annual Garlic Festival. The festival provided entertainment, vendors, and wine sampling amidst the picturesque backdrop of the Hester Creek vineyards. Attendance was at an all-time high in its three year history, with proceeds going to the Farm to...
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World Food Day
Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth The October 16, 2014 World Food Day theme, “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth” was chosen to recognize the importance of family farming and small scale farmers. It focuses world attention on the significant role of family and small scale farming to address...
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