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Farm to Campus
With Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s leadership, 2015 marked three firsts for Farm to School and for innovative school food practice: the first national conference focused on School Food, the first national video celebrating Farm to School, and the first national book published to capture the stories of its many players. Our first national video captures the voices...
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Celebrating the impact of Nourishing School Communities
Nourishing School Communities brought together partners from across Canada with the vision to get more healthy and local foods into the minds and onto the plates of school children. The objective of this evidence-based initiative was to implement, scale up and evaluate best practices by guiding school communities to create healthy school food environments. With...
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Economic Impacts of Farm to School: Case Studies and Assessment Tools
National Farm to School Network & Colorado State University | September 29, 2017 Farm to school offers cross-sectoral benefits for children, farmers and communities, however, limited data is available to truly understand the economic impacts of farm to school procurement. Using a survey and case study approach, this report (a collaborative project of the National Farm to...
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The Business Of Getting Affordable, Local Food onto the Plates Of New Brunswickers
Photo: Tomavo on Mountain Road in Moncton tries hard to stock as much local produce as it can. Image: Tomavo Facebook page. MONCTON – Businesses are teaming up with non-profit organizations, government agencies, public institutions, community groups and farmers to get healthy, low-cost, local food onto the plates of New Brunswickers. The ways local businesses are trying...
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St. Dominic Elementary School, Oakville, ON
Photo: St. Dominic Elementary School, Oakville, ON More than $3.1 million to be invested in children’s nutrition Friday, November 3, 2017 – 8:00am NEWSROOM: Whole Foods Market Foundations CAMPAIGN: Whole Kids Foundation® CONTENT: Press Release VANCOUVER, BC, November 3, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Whole Kids Foundation and Farm to Cafeteria Canada announce the largest federally supported multi-sector investment...
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Students applauded for push to fix 'broken' food system in schools
Photo: The ‘DIY cafeteria service’ currently running at Harbour View High in Saint John features vegetables grown in the school’s garden. (Facebook) Saint John school’s petition for healthy lunches is ‘powerful action,’ says food security network A Saint John high school’s student-led fight for healthier cafeteria lunches is part of an “inspiring” trend of school communities...
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Five Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Farm to School Month
Image: The purpose of Farm to School Month is to promote the importance of farm to school activities in helping to improve child nutrition, support local economies and connect children and communities with the source of their food.  October is a busy month for both our nation’s farms and our nation’s schools. Farmers are harvesting...
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Students United for Good Food For All
Here at Meal Exchange we are celebrating the success of one of our favourite events of the year, the National Student Food Summit!  Thes annual national gatherings  to support and empower students on college and university campuses across Canada to take an active role in creating a just, sustainable, and resilient food system, and the...
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MP Julie Dabrusin, Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, CPHO Dr. Theresa Tam,  Kim Herrington from Whole Kids Foundation,  and Joanne Bays from F2CC planting a tree at Norman Johnston Alternate School to celebrate Just Dig In.
Canada’s Minister of Health Digs in to Launch Farm to School Month Canada and a New panCanadian Farm to School Initiative Norman Johnston Alternative School, Glouchester, Ontario. Subjects in Photo (left to right): Julie Dabrosin,  MP Toronto-Danforth, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Canada’s Minister of Heaith, Dr Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Kim Herrington, Program Director, Whole Kids...
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Farm to School Month Canada 2017
Inspiring a new generation to bring the local harvest into school cafeterias. News Release For Immediate Release October 2, 2017      Burnaby, British Columbia       Farm to Cafeteria Canada October is Farm to School Month in Canada. Today and throughout the month of October Canadian farmers, parents, chefs, students, and teachers will...
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