This report documents the current state of local food usage in Ontario’s long-term care sector. Most of the 600+ homes in Ontario do not track local food usage and many report barriers to adding these items to their menus. With an estimated annual raw food spend in excess of $210 million, Ontario’s long-term care sector...
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Increasing Indigenous children's access to traditional foods report release
Indigenous cultures and identities are closely connected to the lands and waters where traditional foods are obtained. Harvesting, preparing and sharing traditional foods are important practices of Indigenous cultures, and traditional foods are part of a healthy diet. The Population and Public Health program, BC Centre for Disease Control, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and...
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Visualizing the Future for Health Care For three years, Project SOIL has used case studies, pilot projects and visioning sessions to investigate the viability of on-site food production at public institutions, through collaborative arrangements with local food producers. Over that time, interest in food production on public land has continued to grow, with schools and universities,...
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GROW YOUR OWN SOUP:  CBC Features Calgary's Edible Schoolyard 
In this Issue: Canada’s 3rd annual Farm to School Month Campaign has been gathering steam this October as stories pour in from across Canada. ALBERTA: Grow Your Own Soup QUEBEC: Montérégie Daycares are Putting Local Foods on the Menu! HAIDA GWAII: Transforming the Systems That Feed Our Kids NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR: Farm to School Gathers Steam at Newfoundland and Labrador’s First Provincial School...
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100,000 students crunching - The Ontario Student Nutrition Program-Southwest Region’s Goal for the Great Big Crunch
In this Issue: Farm to Cafeteria Canada is excited to launch Canada’s 3rd annual Farm to School Month Campaign. How to get your preschool or school involved! NEW BRUNSWICK: Local Food Student Initiatives areTaking Root ONTARIO: 100,000 Students Crunching ONTARIO: Get Fresh Cafe Puts More Local Food on the Tray BRITISH COLUMBIA: Dr. Suzuki Responds to Letter [button color=”#ffffff” background=”#00938b” size=”large” src=”http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ec9d2bbf4ce1bf9cd66d7dbe4&id=fc1f59eaf6&e=45ee8b4d91″]READ THE NEWSLETTER[/button]
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NIC FEED Comox Valley
Local Food, Social Procurement and Grow-to-Order Contracts with Publicly Funded Institutions By Sandra Hamilton Project Lead, FEED Comox Valley at North Island College A vision to increase supply of local food in public institutions is behind the Food, Environment and Economic Development (FEED) Comox Valley project, one of eight national initiatives funded by The J.W....
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Local Food and Beverage Strategy unveiled
BOUCTOUCHE (GNB) – The provincial government officially unveiled its Local Food and Beverage Strategy at Ferme Michaud in Bouctouche today. The strategy provides local producers with new market opportunities. The strategy was identified last month as a key opportunity for growth in the New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan. “Increasing local food and beverage consumption can...
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FROM UNIFORMITY TO DIVERSITY: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems
A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems The evidence in favour of a major transformation of our food systems is now overwhelming. Many influential studies have helped shape our understanding of the perilous situation our food systems are in, from the degradation of ecosystems to the fragility of farmer livelihoods in many...
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Developments in national healthy and sustainable dietary guidelines: a state of play assessment Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization and the Food Climate Research Network at the University of Oxford The report evaluates government-issued food-based guidelines around the globe, assessing whether they link to environmental sustainability as well as personal health. Read the report...
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At institutions throughout New England, dining staff are beginning to look to the sea as another source for local foods. Institutions from across health care, colleges & universities, and K-12 school systems are incorporating locally caught seafood into their meals for a variety of reasons and through a variety of procurement models. FINE set out...
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