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Forest Grove Elementary, Burnaby, BC
Farm to Cafeteria Canada – Grant Report from Forest Grove Elementary – Spring Event Forest Grove Elementary in Burnaby, BC was the grant recipient of $1,500 from Farm to Cafeteria Canada in 2016 where funds used needed to connect students to local food producers (gardeners, farmers, chefs, bakers or cheese makers etc.) On June 6,...
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CONNECTING THE SEAMS OF PATIENT CARE THROUGH FOOD.
  When someone gets sick and goes to the hospital, they do not ­­see the healthcare system as parts but take a continuous personal journey through it. It doesn’t matter which hospital they enter or what treatment or services; patients tend to take in one overall experience towards recovery. However, when there are gaps, they...
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MP Julie Dabrusin, Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, CPHO Dr. Theresa Tam,  Kim Herrington from Whole Kids Foundation,  and Joanne Bays from F2CC planting a tree at Norman Johnston Alternate School to celebrate Just Dig In.
In this Issue: Canada Digs into Farm to School: Major Funding Announcement Farm to School Month CANADA 2017 and Farm to School: Canada Digs In! Initiative Farm to School Grant Program: First 50 Recipients Share Their Stories Local food on the public plate: Pan Canadian Initiatives The Legacy Lives on: Nourishing School Communities: Impact Report...
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Our Farm to Caf Story Bringing the Farm to our Cafeteria at Cardinal Leger Secondary School began when Ecosource helped us make a connection with a local farmer, Shannon Lee Stirling, from Albion Hills Community Farm. Shannon’s enthusiasm for sustainable practices inspired students to be a part of the Farm to Cafeteria movement and they...
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Growing Up Organic
Heritage Public School in Navan, Ottawa, Ontario is pretty proud of our new veggie gardens built by parent council and community volunteers. Here’s an article published in our local newspaper as well as some pictures. During the 16/17 school year, Heritage Public School’s parent council in Navan came across a program called Growing Up Organic,...
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School greenhouse launched in St. John’s!
Article by Food First NL, provincial F2CC lead in Newfoundland and Labrador for Farm to School St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s, NL was a recipient of the Farm to School Month prize in 2016 for $1500. With those funds, along with matching funds from school donors, students and volunteers recently built the school a...
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Nourish Aims to Change the Narrative of Food in Healthcare
Hayley Lapalme I have long wondered if it’s a coincidence that the kitchens in hospitals are often in the basement. Prioritization of food in healthcare is often pit against clinical priorities, rather than seen as complementary. Common refrains I’ve heard from healthcare include, “It’s food or the MRI,” or “If a patient is well enough...
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New Brunswick Acts to Increase the Amount of Local Food in School Cafeterias
In 2016, the Government of New Brunswick launched its Local Food and Beverage Strategy, Buy/Achetez NB.  Among the strategy’s objectives was improved availability of local food and beverages.  Including more local products in schools was identified as an opportunity to that end.  As a result, one of the key actions identified within the strategy was...
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Students United for Good Food For All
Here at Meal Exchange we are celebrating the success of one of our favourite events of the year, the National Student Food Summit!  Thes annual national gatherings  to support and empower students on college and university campuses across Canada to take an active role in creating a just, sustainable, and resilient food system, and the...
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Équiterre is a Quebec-based organization offering concrete solutions to accelerate the transition towards a society in which individuals, organizations, and governments make ecological choices that are both healthy and equitable. Since its inception, Équiterre has aimed among other things to increase the consumption of local organic food. Through the development and coordination of a network...
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