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Time to curb our appetite for ultra-processed food
Research reveals half our daily calories come from ultra-processed foods, and that kids are the biggest consumers New research commissioned by Heart & Stroke shows that ultra-processed food consumption in Canada continues to increase and is alarmingly high, accounting for almost half of our daily calorie intake. Most troubling is that young people get more than half...
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They’re here! Our five national fact sheets are complete and ready for your viewing. Take some time to learn about our wonderful program and how you can start your very own project. Just don’t forget to send us pictures!
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New Brunswick Farm to School Guide
This beautifully illustrated step be step guide, available in both official languages, was designed specifically to support school communities and the local food supply sector in their efforts to advance Farm to School in New Brunswick. While the guide was developed with NB in mind, it draws upon the latest, most innovative approaches and tools...
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A Fresh Crunch in School Lunch: BC's Farm to School Salad Bar Guide
In 2012, The Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) and their many partners wanted to see more children, more schools, more farms, and more communities enjoy the benefits of a Farm to School Salad bar Program. Thus, this guide was developed to support communities in their Farm to School endeavours. It provides practical information, tips,...
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1st Edition: A Fresh Crunch in School Lunch: BC's Farm to School Salad Bar Guide
In 2012, The Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) and their many partners wanted to see more children, more schools, more farms, and more communities enjoy the benefits of a Farm to School Salad bar Program. Thus, this guide was developed to support communities in their Farm to School endeavours. It provides practical information, tips,...
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This report,  Alternative Avenues to Local Food in Schools: Ingredients for Success, provides the current school food context in 3 regions, Durham, Peel, and Thunder Bay, details 7 pilot projects, and includes 8 “Ingredients for Success” or guidelines for implementing local food projects that resulted from the pilots. As you continue to bring local food...
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Evaluation for Transformation: A Cross Sectional Framework For Farm to School
A farm to school evaluation framework guiding the future of farm to school research and evaluation efforts, while providing a complete picture for everyone involved in the farm to school movement. Author: National Farm to School Network Date: August 2014 Click here to see the full article.   Published By: National Farm to School Network Date: August...
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Benefits of Farm to School
Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education sites. Read up on The Benefits of Farm to School from the National Farm to School Network.  Published By: National Farm to School Network Date: April,...
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Celebrating the impact of Nourishing School Communities
Nourishing School Communities brought together partners from across Canada with the vision to get more healthy and local foods into the minds and onto the plates of school children. The objective of this evidence-based initiative was to implement, scale up and evaluate best practices by guiding school communities to create healthy school food environments. With...
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Economic Impacts of Farm to School: Case Studies and Assessment Tools
National Farm to School Network & Colorado State University | September 29, 2017 Farm to school offers cross-sectoral benefits for children, farmers and communities, however, limited data is available to truly understand the economic impacts of farm to school procurement. Using a survey and case study approach, this report (a collaborative project of the National Farm to...
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