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Hamilton's St. Jean de Brebeuf students sample new salad bar
Photo: Hospitality students Lucas Blake and Adrian Kobylt prepare the free taco bowls handed out to St. Jean de Brebeuf students Nov. 29 as part of the celebration of a grant from Farm to School Canada to launch a salad bar in the student-run cafeteria. – Metroland staff New initiative started after Farm to School Canada...
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School food initiative expands to 9 Island schools
Photo: The province is trying to get healthier options in P.E.I.’s school cafeterias and increase student education and awareness about food. (Brittany Spencer/CBC) Province aims to roll-out healthy school food pilots at 9 schools by fall 2019 Students from nine Island schools will get their chance to weigh in on the changes they want to see to...
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What School Lunches Have to Do With Fixing Wealth Inequality
Photo: Photo by Steve Debenport/Getty Images  Dismantling a capitalist food system could begin with schools, which nationwide spend about $3 billion on food contracts. Once a year, Russell Farms in Brackney, Pennsylvania, hosts a harvest celebration, where students from nearby Tioga Central School District in New York state get to visit, talk to farmers and pick...
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Kamloops university students map downtown's food production (and more)
Photo: The Riverside Community Garden is one of the subjects of the deep map project. (via Marguerite Dodds) The city’s food scene is getting mapped A new project from a Thompson Rivers University (TRU) group is taking a deep look at the food situation in downtown Kamloops — and mapping it. Typically, people think of farms, ranches,...
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The South Shore School Food Project
We get an update on the South Shore School Food Project and find out how interactive learning opportunities with food can promote confidence in kids to try new things. The South Shore School Food Project We get an update on the South Shore School Food Project and find out how interactive learning opportunities with food...
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U of O students bring fresh food idea home
Photo: Inside The Growcer’s container at University of Ottawa. (CBC News) The Growcer created as solution to high food prices in Canada’s North Some University of Ottawa students have come up with a fresh idea for sustainable food production, both up North and right here on campus. From the outside, it’s a large green and white shipping container designed...
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National Farm-to-School Month: Highlighting 30 Innovative Programs from Across the Globe
October is national Farm-to-School Month in the United States. Thousands of schools, education sites, and organizations across the world, are embracing food education through school gardens, educational farms, and school meals filled with nutritious, local, and seasonal ingredients. It’s time to celebrate farm-to-school organizations from around the globe. Farm-to-school programs can help bring locally sourced and nutritious...
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In planting campus gardens, university students root themselves in the larger world
Photo: Karim Wadood, a senior, pulls weeds with Abby Wallace, a sophomore, at The George Washington University’s GroW Garden. (Photo by Calla Kessler/The Washington Post) University students root themselves in the larger world On Wednesday afternoon, when the city felt trapped inside a soup cauldron, Yvana Petros, 21, crouched alongside H Street NW and dug her...
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Growing a garden grows awareness of intricate food system
Photo: Dr. Tara Moreau, a plant scientist and lead researcher and educator at the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research. She helps people focus on real-life solutions to help prop up place-based food systems. Our F2CC team attended the Place Based Food Systems Conference in August, with the opportunity to connect with thought leaders...
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‘Farm-to-school’ movement takes root in Canada
A “farm-to-school” movement is growing fast across Canada. More than 40,000 students were eating local fruits and vegetables at 150 Ontario schools during 2017-18, via the Tasty Ontario Tuesdays program. Led by the southwest branch of the Ontario Student Nutrition Program (OSNP), supported by the Greenbelt Foundation and Foodland Ontario, this program has purchased and delivered over $55,000 of local...
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