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05
Apr

Food Literacy for Life

Food literacy is increasingly recognized as an important influence on eating patterns. (1, 2) Currently, there is no reliable tool to measure food literacy. The absence of a measurement tool along with a limited shared understanding of the comprehensive nature of food literacy makes it challenging for nutrition practitioners to assess the impact of food literacy...
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Time to curb our appetite for ultra-processed food
08
Feb

Heart and Stroke: 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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Time to curb our appetite for ultra-processed food
05
Dec

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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04
Dec

F2CC Fact Sheets

This set of 2 informative fact sheets concisely covers a great deal of important information. Primarily acting as a set of simple ‘two-pagers’, these documents offer a focused form of communication to those who are unfamiliar with Farm to Cafeteria Canada, and how it is unique, yet aligned with the Farm to School movement. The...
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New Brunswick Farm to School Guide
04
Dec

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

This beautifully illustrated step by 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
04
Dec

A Fresh Crunch in School Lunch: BC’s Farm to School Salad Bar Guide, 2nd edition

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
04
Dec

A Fresh Crunch in School Lunch: BC’s Farm to School Salad Bar Guide, 1st edition

In 2012, the Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) and their many partners wanted to see more children, schools, farms, and communities enjoy the benefits of a Farm to School Salad Bar Program. Thus, the guide provides practical information, tips, and tools for developing a local program that complies with provincial and federal health regulations...
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30
Nov

Alternative Avenues to Local Food in Schools: Ingredients for Success

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
29
Nov

Evaluation for Transformation: A Cross-Sectoral Evaluation Framework for Farm to School

This is mostly the description on the NFSN’s website: Evaluation for Transformation defines the outcomes that farm to school has the potential to achieve and it offers common language, guidelines and metrics to understand those outcomes for the first time. The framework is organized around four key sectors: public health, community economic development, education and...
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Benefits of Farm to School
28
Nov

The Benefits of Farm to School

This fact sheet offers a research-based overview of the benefits of farm to school and provides a list of sources.  Stated benefits are provided under 5 themes:  (1) Economic Development (Job Creation and Economic Activity; Farmer and Producer Income), (2) Public Health (Student Nutrition Behaviors; Knowledge, Attitudes and Access), (3) Education (Student Engagement and Academic...
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