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20
Apr

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day with Farm to School!

Photo credit : École Louis-de-France, Trois-rivières, Québec Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd! The theme for 2021 is Restore Our Earth, with a focus on “natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.” Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s vision is vibrant and sustainable regional food systems that support...
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19
Apr

École St Denis Case Study: Involving Students in Farm to School

The salad bar at École Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu (Québec) École Saint-Denis is an elementary school located in Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Montérégie, Quebec and it received a Farm to School Salad Bar grant in 2018. The school has had a lot of success involving its students in the operation of the salad bar and integrating it into the curriculum....
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16
Apr

Farm to School in Alberta

Exploring potential to bring locally sourced food to the minds and plates of Alberta’s students! Imagine if Alberta farmers and other local food producers provided the province’s children and youth with healthy, locally sourced food at school. As an agriculturally rich province, there is potential to connect Alberta’s students with their local food system using...
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12
Apr

The Three Sisters: history, culture and ways of growing

In this webinar, Elder Lix Lopez, member of the Maya in Exile Garden, will  highlight the importance of the Three Sisters – corn,  beans and squash – for  Mayan diet and culture. Through storytelling, he will describe the origin of this popular plant sisterhood, its relevance for the Mayan people and culture, and other Indigenous...
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30
Mar

Iqaluit high school students cook up mouth-watering lunches

Photo: From left: Grade 12 students Daniela Calamayan and Marline Nicolas make muskox spring rolls as part of Inuksuk High School’s lunch program. (Photo courtesy of Lael Kronick/Department of Education) By  Jane George nunatsiaq.com March 29, 2021 Students at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit are in an enviable position: they are learning how to cook...
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24
Mar

Roots to Harvest Case Study: Outdoor Food Literacy deemed an “Essential Service” during COVID-19

Roots to Harvest is a non-profit organization that offers employment and experiential education opportunities in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Their mission is to use food as a tool to connect people to one another and build belonging and dignity through meaningful programs, initiatives and advocacy. Roots to Harvest’s many programs illustrate their broad mandate: Youth employment...
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24
Mar

Huband Park Elementary’s Salad Bar: Safely Adapting to COVID-19

School food programs everywhere have had to adapt to COVID-19 over the past year, and this of course includes our Salad Bar Grantees.  The following case study shares the story of Huband Park Elementary School in Courtenay, British Columbia, who have been able to pivot to the new reality with great success, thanks to the...
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05
Mar

Webinar Recap – The Recipe to Local Sourcing in Schools

Photo credit: Équiterre Équiterre, the provincial coordinator of the Farm to School program in Quebec, mobilizes school communities to adopt best practices that promote sustainable (healthy, local and eco-responsible) food and to set targets for purchasing Quebec food. During their February 24, 2021 webinar, Équiterre’s three facilitators presented different strategies for starting and sustaining local...
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01
Mar

A Salad Bar Success Case Study: St. Dominic & St. Luke in Oakville, Ontario

St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School and St. Luke Catholic Elementary School, two of our Farm to School Canada Grant recipients located in Oakville, Ontario, have found great success in delivering their salad bar lunch programs through a business model launched by two parents, Stacey Bean and Jill O’Reilley.  To share how they’ve been able to...
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25
Feb

Launching a Canada-wide Edible Education Community of Practice

Photo: Sunday Harrison / Green Thumbs Growing Kids Farm to Cafeteria Canada and the Coalition for Healthy School Food, alongside our shared regional partners, are excited to announce the launch of a national Edible Education Community of Practice (CoP)! We will be hosting an inaugural meeting of this newly established CoP on Wednesday, March 10...
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