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Eating Our Peas and Carrots
26
Jun

Eating Our Peas and Carrots: Strategies for Expanding k-12 Access to Fruits and Vegetables Through Supply Chain Innovation and Investment

An evaluation of Upper Midwest school district’s use of fruits and vegetables in K-12 settings and the nature of supply chains that currently provide produce. Download a the full report here: Eating Our Peas and Carrots
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Changing the way we think about feeding our kids
26
Jun

Changing the way we think about feeding our kids: An evaluation of the Farm to School Salad Bar Project Dragon Lake Elementary, Quesnel, BC

A review of a BC school’s successes and challenges of a Farm to School Salad Bar Pilot Project. Download a the full report here: Changing the way we think about feeding our kids
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Produce Availability in Remote Communities Initiative
24
Jun

Produce Availability in Remote Communities Initiative

The report highlights the challenges BC’s remote communities face in acquiring fresh, good quality produce and the BC government’s committed to addressing the challenges of making produce more available inthese remote communities. Download a the full report here: Produce Availability in Remote Communities Initiative: Final Report on Projects and Evaluation These technical appendices serve to support...
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Procuring Local Foods for Child Nutrition Programs
24
Jun

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
24
Jun

Farm to Hospital on Campus: UBC leads the way!

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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29
Jan

Equiterre helps daycares buy local food

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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30
Jul

Quebec leads way with new food sovereignty policy

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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06
Jul

Joshna Maharaj featured in the Globe & Mail

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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26
Jun

Croqu’Plaisir: Bringing local fruits and vegetables to daycare facilities in Montérégie, Quebec

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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