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Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs
A USDA resource guide designed for schools in identifying and procuring locally grown and produced food for school nutrition programs. Download a the full report here: Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs
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UBC Leading the Farm-to-Healthcare Movement
Patients in healthcare facilities are immunologically vulnerable, and it is essential to provide them with adequate nutrition to maximize healing and recovery. This concept is the driving force for an innovative farm-to-healthcare initiative at the University of British Columbia. In January 2014, The Centre for Sustainable Food Systems at UBC Farm embarked on a three-year...
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In 2013, 15 daycare centres in the Montérégie region of Quebec received help from environmental group Equiterre as part of the Croqu’Plaisir program, which encourages the creation of healthy food environments for preschoolers in daycare facilities, in part by promoting the purchase of local produce. It was the program’s first year, and already, the results...
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Quebecers got some good news this May when it was announced that the province had adopted a food sovereignty policy, according to Montreal-based environmental group Equiterre, which applauded the following highlights: government agencies are encouraged to buy local (with a local food procurement strategy slated to come out by year’s end) a mention of the...
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Self-described writer, activist, and chef, Joshna does amazing work getting more local sustainable food into hospitals, and is getting recognized for it. See the article “Joshna Maharaj Has a Cure for Hospital Food“, in which the Globe & Mail nominates Joshna as one of Canada’s top creative talents.
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An association of daycares in the Montérégie region of Québec (RCPEM[1]) have partnered with Équiterre and the regional conference of elected officers (CRÉ[2]) for the project Croqu’Plaisir. Considering that one Quebec child in five suffers from overweight (Shields, 2005) and that the average Canadian meal travels some 2500km (CAAAQ, 2008), this project aims to increase...
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What is Farm to School?
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Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
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Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
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New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


A New Crunch in School Lunch: BC Farm to School Salad Bar Guide.
BC Toolkit


Tools From The Shed: Practical resources to operationalize your program
BC toolkit designed to accompany A New Crunch in School Lunch:  The BC  Farm to School Guide

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