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Results from the 2018 National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey
2018 US National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey The National Farm to School Network, in partnership with Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems, launched the 2018 National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey in the spring of 2018. We heard from 2,030 respondents serving 255,257 children in 46 states about current farm to ECE initiatives, including...
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The question of what qualifies as “healthy” food is highly contested in health care and beyond. This conversation is alive and well in our leadership cohort, and we want to engage it publicly. At the Reframing Healthy Food in Heath Care webinar we brought together diverse perspectives from three thought-leaders to explore how hospitals and...
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In planting campus gardens, university students root themselves in the larger world
Photo: Karim Wadood, a senior, pulls weeds with Abby Wallace, a sophomore, at The George Washington University’s GroW Garden. (Photo by Calla Kessler/The Washington Post) University students root themselves in the larger world On Wednesday afternoon, when the city felt trapped inside a soup cauldron, Yvana Petros, 21, crouched alongside H Street NW and dug her...
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Growing a garden grows awareness of intricate food system
Photo: Dr. Tara Moreau, a plant scientist and lead researcher and educator at the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research. She helps people focus on real-life solutions to help prop up place-based food systems. Our F2CC team attended the Place Based Food Systems Conference in August, with the opportunity to connect with thought leaders...
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‘Farm-to-school’ movement takes root in Canada
A “farm-to-school” movement is growing fast across Canada. More than 40,000 students were eating local fruits and vegetables at 150 Ontario schools during 2017-18, via the Tasty Ontario Tuesdays program. Led by the southwest branch of the Ontario Student Nutrition Program (OSNP), supported by the Greenbelt Foundation and Foodland Ontario, this program has purchased and delivered over $55,000 of local...
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Gardens at School Might Boost Availability of Vegetables at Home
Research out of the US is suggesting that school gardens could lead to healthier lifestyles in students. Below are stories on two such studies. We here in Canada are starting to see the same evidence emerge but it’s going to be important to capture this in Canadian schools. Gardens at School Might Boost Availability of Vegetables...
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Conestoga prof plants Indigenous foods garden to help teach land management
Photo: An Indigenous foods garden is being created at the Rare Charitable Research Reserve in Cambridge. Leading the project is Andrew Judge, a a professor and co-ordinator of Indigenous studies at Conestoga College.(Submitted by Andrew Judge) The sounds of birds and insects envelop Andrew Judge as he stands in a new garden at the Rare Charitable Research...
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A Part-Time New Brunswick Farm School Animator Position Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) seeks a part-time dynamic, organized, School Animator tasked with building capacity and advancing Farm to School (F2S) activity in New Brunswick. This includes a focus on supporting up to 8 New Brunswick schools and assisting to establish, evaluate and sustain their F2S...
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Foodshare 2017: A year in review
In 2017, we settled in to our new home. We mulled over a lot of ideas. We made some tough choices. And we continued working to advance “Good Food for All” in neighbourhoods across Toronto. We invite you to see our 2017 impacts in this report. Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2017!...
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What is Healthy Food in Healthcare?
The question of what qualifies as “healthy” food is highly contested in healthcare and beyond. In June, we brought together the varying perspectives of dieticians and chefs for a rich discussion with Nourish innovators around how hospitals can lead the charge in expanding the definition of how food is produced, prepared and consumed for patient,...
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