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FIVE BIG IDEAS FOR A BETTER FOOD SYSTEM
A PROPOSAL FROM FOOD SECURE CANADA FOR THE NATIONAL FOOD POLICY Canadians are concerned with the health and sustainability of the food they eat, and, as more and more people struggle to put good food on the table, our food system has become an issue of increasing priority. Unhealthy diets claim more lives than any...
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(Taken from Growing Connection Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheGrowingConnection) Folks in Collingwood are catching on to the value of the TGC Pop Up garden, installed in early June…. Health & Taste is at hand, immediately, daily… Please share this video. Perhaps people everywhere will start to realize that the empty lot down the street, a future construction site,...
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Where to find healthy and local food options at eight Toronto colleges and universities
Photo: Left to right: Ryerson University’s Urban Farm staff Agathe Chauvin, Jayne Miles, Kate Davies, Saba Zubair, Arlene Throness and Terri-Lynn Zhou The lowdown on cafeterias and campus eateries putting sustainability at the top of the menu Tired of stuffing street dogs and candy bars down your throat between classes? It’s time for a campus meal...
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Unanimous Support Secures the Future of "Farm to School" in Oregon
Unanimous support from the Oregon House, Senate and governor has passed a bill that supports local food in schools. House Bill 2038 allocates $4.5 million for schools to continue to buy Oregon-grown and processed foods and to support agriculture- and garden-based education. With 144 school districts participating in the program, here are some ways this...
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“The salad bar was a huge hit today. Local carrots, kale salad with Hollyhock dressing, 3 potato salads -a traditional, a wasabi & a vinaigrette; (our vegan option) Amazing nut & bean veggie burgers, baked Halibut with sea asparagus tartar, and barbequed teriyaki spring salmon. Phew! Student prepared, right down to the condiments. Week 1...
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Farm to School has been a valuable part of Sk’aadgaa Naay Elementary School  school’s food program during the 2016/17 school year. A recent  grant provided  the opportunity to increase our salad bar  local food offerings and allowed students the chance to sample, access, and enjoy a variety of foods. Our school food program has evolved...
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How to make your Farm to School Program more exciting than recess? Take your students to the great outdoor classroom for a food adventure! Recently, Sen Pok Chin students from Oliver, BC took part in The Corny Tour at Covert Farms Organics Family Estate. Students in grades kindergarten to grade two took a hayride through...
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I remember the first attempts to engage students in Farm to School at George M Dawson Secondary in Masset, BC. In 2010,  the school bought fancy salad bar equipment that cost hundreds of dollars. A red seal chef, who was teaching 5 other students in the culinary arts program in nearby Old Masset, created the...
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Love is in the air – and in the bellies and in the fields of Mulmur, Ontario in Dufferin County – as Primrose Elementary School reflects on Year One of our new Salad Bar program. With our official “first date” on Valentine’s Day 2017, it’s no wonder that our students hit it off so well...
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We have a grand vision for Farm to School at Royal Bay Secondary –  we want nothing less than full engagement of our school community in the creation of sustainable food systems. But where to begin? This is our story, year 1. Royal Bay Secondary School is located in on the border of Colwood and...
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