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Jul

Joshna Maharaj featured in the Globe & Mail

Self-described writer, activist, and chef, Joshna does amazing work getting more local sustainable food into hospitals, and is getting recognized for it. See the article “Joshna Maharaj Has a Cure for Hospital Food“, in which the Globe & Mail nominates Joshna as one of Canada’s top creative talents.
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26
Feb

McGill University wins award for feeding itself

McGill wins award for feeding itself Posted on Monday, February 25, 2013 By McGill Reporter Staff Watch McGill’s Local Food Story McGill’s decision to feed itself is bearing fruit. Over the past three years, the horticultural research station on the Macdonald campus has been transformed into a market garden, and is now supplying more than...
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14
Nov

Toronto school raises vegetables and fish

Source: Food Share and “Thisgivesmehope” blog- November 6, 2012 On September 16, 2008 Toronto’s Bendale Business and Technical Institute (Bendale BTI) was in lockdown because of a shooting incident. Today it is the site of one of the most progressive, school-based market gardens in North America. FoodShare Toronto partnered with Bendale BTI to create Canada’s first school...
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21
Oct

Halifax students garden, cook for World Food Day

Source: CBC News-October 16, 2012 Hundreds of students at Saint Catherine’s School in Halifax are enjoying a free lunch made by their schoolmates in honour of World Food Day. Earlier this week, Grade 5 students at the school on Connolly Street picked the remaining food from the school garden and made a potato soup with...
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21
Oct

SickKids to Offer More Ontario Food at Hospital

Source: Newswire.ca- October 18, 2012 TORONTO, Oct. 18, 2012 /CNW/ – The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) takes great pride in fostering the care and health of children. Providing healthy, nourishing food is vital to good health and the healing process. The Greenbelt Fund is funding a project to assist SickKids in bringing more Ontario food to...
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21
Oct

What are 300 tilapia doing in a Toronto high school?

Source: The Globe and Mail- October 19, 2012 Every morning when he arrives at school, Cody Sponagle, a whippet-thin 17-year-old, feeds the fish in Classroom S1 in Bendale Business and Technical Institute, in central Scarborough. But this is no ordinary student chore. Mr. Sponagle and a handful of his classmates in Bendale’s “green industries” program...
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21
Oct

BC’s ‘Farm to Cafeteria’ Network Goes National

Source: The Tyee- October 16, 2012 The Public Health Association of B.C. has launched a national farm to cafeteria network set on improving the quality of food, and the amount of local food, in public institutions like schools, university campuses, and hospitals. network. The association — a non-profit, non-governmental organization that works to promote public health — has already...
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21
Oct

Furtive Steps to Better Hospital Dining

Source: The Tyee- October 19, 2012 Local fish, pulled from the cold water off the north coast, is a staple on the menu at the eight-bed hospital in Masset, a town of roughly 1,000 located on the largest island of Haida Gwaii. Patient meals also regularly feature local potatoes and onions from nearby farmers; part of...
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21
Oct

Why Can’t We Know What’s in Grandma’s Hospital Meal?

Source: The Tyee- October 18, 2012 Following on the example of St. Joseph’s hospital in Guelph, a nationally-recognized model of bringing local food into big institutions, we wanted to find out how patients’ meals measure up in Vancouver. Indeed, could we do a plate-by-plate comparison of hospital meals: their ingredients, how far they’d travelled, what our health...
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21
Oct

Can Hospital Food Be Fixed?

Source: The Tyee- October 17th, 2012 Guelph, Ont. — “Hospital food” is one of those phrases that evokes an almost visceral reaction from anyone who has had the displeasure of experiencing it first-hand. Bad hospital food stories are nothing new, but in the past few years there has been a renewed call to improve the...
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