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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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'Farm to School' successful in New Brunswick
New Brunswick has 68 recognized ‘Farm to Schools’ Photo: Matthew Childs, left, and Liam Lundrigan working in the garden beside Harbour View High School. (Joseph Tunney/CBC) When it comes to growing fruits and vegetables, New Brunswick schools are top banana. Harbour View High School in Saint John was designated a “Farm to School” earlier this month,...
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GROW YOUR OWN SOUP:  CBC Features Calgary's Edible Schoolyard 
CBC Features Calgary’s Edible Schoolyard They grow their soup and eat it too. A CBC crew arrived at Altadore School in Calgary during Farm to School Month  to film the city’s  first large-scale, Edible Schoolyard.  The organic, ecological garden is located on a quarter-acre of public school land and includes raised-bed seed-to-table food gardening for 16...
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Local Food and Beverage Strategy unveiled
BOUCTOUCHE (GNB) – The provincial government officially unveiled its Local Food and Beverage Strategy at Ferme Michaud in Bouctouche today. The strategy provides local producers with new market opportunities. The strategy was identified last month as a key opportunity for growth in the New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan. “Increasing local food and beverage consumption can...
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Vic High students get hands dirty in school garden
Photo: City Harvest Co-operative’s Heather Parker, second from right, plants squash on Tuesday with Vic High students, from left: Dani Birge, Alexis Cumpstone, Sterling Beeston and Eden Murray.   Photograph By BRUCE STOTESBURY, Times Colonist – See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/news/local/vic-high-students-get-hands-dirty-in-school-garden-1.2257466#sthash.WHWPH1HM.dpuf Neatly kept beds full of carrots, lettuce, herbs and more fill a corner of the grounds at...
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Q.E. II Public School teaming up with C-K Table to offer special meal
Photo: Queen Elizabeth II Public School students in Jenn Kranenburg’s Grade 3/4 class display one of the vegetable gardens they have planted at the Chatham, Ont. school on Friday May 20, 2016. Pictured clockwise from left, are: Kaydence Kronemoore, Tiara Blackbird, Trinity Walker, Mirah Coll, Caiden Coll, Jayden Ogle, Chloe Tetrault and Hannah Doey. Ellwood Shreve/Chatham...
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Veggie farm run by Chilliwack students for CSA this summer
Kids will be learning to grow food sustainably on the Sardis Secondary School Farm this summer. Not only that, SSS students will also be running a veggie bin business to supply 40 local families with fresh produce every week. “This will be the first year the students have a farm as a classroom,” said Agriculture...
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St. Mary’s French Immersion is having fun with good food
Algoma Public Health is excited to support St. Mary’s French Immersion as they explore, grow, cook, taste and have fun with good food. To kick start the initiative, local Certified Organic Farmer, Fannie McFadden from McFadden’s Acres, spoke to the entire student body about where food comes from and what it’s like to be a...
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Summer lunch plan modelled on school nutrition programs
More than 160,000 Toronto students have access to free or low-cost breakfasts and snacks as part of a national network of school nutrition programs that is fuelling learning and healthy eating habits across the country. But when school’s out for summer, those programs go on hiatus, too. “We all know about the summer learning loss...
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