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06
Jul

Plastic Free July

With the immediacy of a pandemic it can be easy to shift our attention away from the on-going climate crisis, but now more than where we need to do what we can to reduce single-use items. The pandemic has made this challenging in many ways, including in our food system. From temporarily banning BYOB (bring...
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03
Jul

A Dozen Local Food Heroes on What a Pandemic Teaches

Photo: British Columbians have responded with enthusiasm for local food during the public health crisis. Can we build on what we’ve learned, and make it stick? Photo: Jamil Rhajiak, UBC Farm. We asked: What has COVID-19 shown you about making our food system better? If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught all of us,...
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Chef Joshna Maharaj believes institutional food could be tasty and nourishing
02
Jun

Chef Joshna Maharaj believes institutional food could be tasty and nourishing

Photo: Joshna Maharaj’s book Take Back the Tray: Revolutionising Food in Hospitals, Schools and Institutions is a call-to-arms for chefs and administrators alike. (@joshnamaharaj/Twitter.com, ECW Press) Why hospital food is so bad and how we can make it better May 29, 2020 www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition Is there anything more unappetizing than hospital food? The very mention of it...
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06
Mar

Developing a Farm to School Strategy to Grow Robust Farm to School Program

Photo: Maurita Prato, Executive Director of Lush Valley and co-facilitator for the first Farm to School Learning Circle guides participants through activities to stimulate conversation on goals and a vision. COMOX, VALLEY B.C. – Enhance and transform the current systems that influences how students eat and learn about food was the focus of the first Comox...
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Liberals set table for school-food program, warned to avoid top-down approach
12
Feb

Liberals Set Table for School-food Program, Warned to Avoid Top-down Approach

Photo: Students at Madison Crossing Elementary School in Canton, Miss., eat lunch in the school’s cafeteria on Friday, Aug. 9, 2019. The federal Liberals are being told to avoid creating a one-size-fits-all national school-food program.Rogelio V. Solis / THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Joanne Bays, Farm to Cafeteria’s National Director, hit the ground running in with her first interview...
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04
Sep

Salad Bar Schools Receive Local Food Recognition in Quebec!

Photo: Équiterre Congratulations to our 9 salad bar grantees in Quebec, who were recently recognized by Aliments du Quebec (Quebec Products on the Menu). This initiative recognizes schools for procuring local food from within the province of Quebec. In order to be considered “local” food, and to be eligible for recognition, foods served must be comprised of at least 85% Quebec...
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Canadian school kids' diet changes are 'definitely good news'
28
Aug

New Research: Dietary quality in Canadian Students is Improving 

Photo: Children at an elementary school in Toronto eat snacks in the cafeteria in 2004, the first year of the study. Since then, younger kids have continued to eat more nutritiously than teens. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press) Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have found that the diet quality of students (age 6 –...
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Feed BC brings more B.C. food to Interior Health
20
Mar

Feed BC Brings More B.C. Food to Interior Health

A new initiative by the Ministry of Agriculture ensures more of the food served to patients at Interior Health facilities is from British Columbia. Feed BC is increasing the institutional procurement of food grown, harvested or processed by B.C. farmers, fishers and processors. “Feed BC is a game changer. It’s about working collaboratively to encourage,...
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Budget 2019: Canada gets a national food policy
20
Mar

Budget 2019: Canada Gets a National Food Policy

Canada’s long-awaited national food policy is getting $134.4 million over five years, on a cash basis, starting next year, the Trudeau government says. The policy, outlined in Budget 2019, will focus on tackling food waste, improving community access to healthy food, shining a spotlight on Canadian food both at home and abroad, and increasing food...
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Students Celebrate Agriculture Literacy Month with Farm to Fork Event
08
Mar

Students Celebrate Agriculture Literacy Month with Farm to Fork Event

Photo: Two Sun West Distance Learning Centre students looking at chickpeas as they tour the University of Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Greenhouses, to learn about how breeders take plants from the wild and turn them into something consumers can eat. (Photo courtesy: Lori Gasper) High school students enrolled with the Sun West Distance Learning Centre are taking a...
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