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15
Apr

Foods Work: Doing What Comes Naturally in Haida Gwaii

Place-based learning.  Culturally Responsive Education.  Experiential learning.  Life-long learning.  Nice ideas, now what does that look like in the classroom?  Come and see how two teacher’s explorations into connecting students with their learning evolved into a Foods Program that spills across curriculum and enlivens the campus of a rural BC high school on the islands of Haida Gwaii. In the...
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10
Oct

Local Food: Canadian Schools, Campuses and Health Care Facilities Speak Up

According to new report commissioned by Farm to Cafeteria Canada, activity to bring healthy, local and sustainable foods into public agencies is gearing up in almost every province and territory in Canada – and there is a hunger for more. The Report- Local Foods- Canadian schools, campuses, and health care facilities speak up (2013) is the first...
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Working with grocers
19
Jun

Working With Grocers

Health Canada’s  Office of Nutrition Policy  and Promotion  has just released a new report – Working with Grocers to Support Healthy Eating. This  report outlines trends influencing the food retail environment and consumer purchasing behaviour. It summarizes promising interventions from the literature and profiles experiences from Canadian programs to help us understand how the food...
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18
Jun

Farm to School: Stories From the Field in Greater Vancouver

[gdl_gallery title=”GALLERY_TITLE” width=”IMAGE_SRC” height=”IMAGE_HEIGHT” ] Hot off the press – a brand new booklet providing an overview of  Greater Vancouver’s first six Farm to School programs. Learn about the people, their schools, and their  successes and challenges implementing Farm to School programs. Thanks to the collective efforts of  the school communities, farmers, and partners from...
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04
Jun

Municipal Food Policy Entrepreneurs Report

Over 64 municipal and regional governments across Canada are using a food systems approach to improve health, generate economic development, address environmental sustainability, and engage communities. The report released today, “Municipal food policy entrepreneurs: a preliminary analysis of how Canadian cities and regional districts are involved in food system change,” is the first scan of...
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11
Apr

Farm to Cafeteria: BC Communities Share Paths to Success

Designed to inform and inspire, this resource provides an overview of key Farm to Cafeteria concepts and models. It illuminates innovative and successful Farm to School, Farm to Campus, and Farm to Hospital programs in 5 urban, rural, remote, and aboriginal BC communities. Download: F2C-PathsToSuccess
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11
Feb

UBC’s New Sustainable Campus Food Guide!

The UBC Campus Sustainable Food Guide is a great resource package detailing the initiatives that are happening at UBC and weighing in about food education, engagement and much more. Check it out the UBC Sustainable Campus Food Guide here!
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06
Dec

Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s Strategic Plan

Over the past few months, the Advisory Group assisted by Scott and Katie from SPARC has been developing our Strategic Plan 2013-2016 through teleconferences and a face to face meeting held in Toronto September  29-30 Click here to see the Strategic Plan.
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01
Nov

Policies from the Field – Possibilities for Local Food Procurement in Ontario: Trade Restrictions and How Other Jurisdictions Have Avoided Them

Ontario is affected by many trade agreements that potentially restrict its ability to enact public procurement measures that discriminate in favour of local food. However, an examination of some of the limitations and exceptions of certain trade agreements that affect Ontario as well as a review of public procurement measures adopted by jurisdictions subject to similar trade agreement restrictions,...
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