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Farm to Campus

21
Jun

Farm to School is Spreading its Roots in Canada…

… with 33 new schools across the country! Announcing the latest Farm to School Canada grant recipients Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and the Whole Kids Foundation (WKF) are thrilled to announce 33 successful recipients from the 2018 round of Farm to School Canada grants.  Each of these schools will receive up to $10,000 each!...
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Save the Date F2S Conference 2019
21
Jun

Join us in Victoria, BC for our National Farm to School Conference!

SAVE THE DATE: May 16 & 17, 2019 We invite you to join us on Canada’s West Coast, in beautiful Victoria, BC – the traditional territory of the L’kwungen speaking people from the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations, and the SENĆOŦEN speaking people of the W̱SÁNEĆ Nations. This conference will gather over 450 expected participants from across the continent...
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Farm to School: Canada Digs In
21
Jun

Farm to School Impact Continues to Grow in Canada

…with 33 More Schools to Receive Grants For Immediate Release Vancouver, June 21, 2018 – Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and Whole Kids Foundation (WKF) are thrilled to announce that a second round of Farm to School Canada grants, valued at up to $10,000 each, will be delivered to 33 schools across British Columbia, Ontario,...
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Good Food Challenge
21
Jun

Celebrating Good Food on Canada’s Campuses

At Meal Exchange, we have spent the past two years working with more than 200 students, experts, researchers, food producers, and community leaders to design the Good Food Challenge, a national effort to mobilize the power of students to create campus food systems that are nourishing for producers, consumers, communities, and the planet. As a...
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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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05
Apr

Stevie Golob, Canada’s very own Jamie O, is retiring!

I would like to take a moment and let you all know of a significant development within our culinary team here at UBC. Late last week Chef Steve Golob informed us of his retirement. While we are sad to see Steve leave UBC and move on to the next chapter of his life we are...
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5 Benefits of School Gardens
29
Mar

5 Benefits of School Gardens

School gardens are a great way to get children to learn about nutrition. FAO encourages and supports countries to promote school gardens with educational goals to help students, school staff and families make the connection between growing food and good diets, develop life skills and increase environmental awareness. FAO recognizes that schools are an ideal...
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CANADA'S FOOD GUIDE: PEOPLE, PLACE, AND PLANET IN MIND
23
Mar

Canada’s Food Guide: People, Place and Planet in Mind

ON March 21, the CDN government released a report outlining  proposed guiding principles and recommendations to inform the development of a new Food Guide, based on data gathered through a pan-Canadian public consultation process. As expected there was strong support for tools to help Canadians increase their intake of water, and fruits and vegetables and...
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Growing closer to home
09
Mar

Growing Closer to Home

Photo: From left, Toby Rowe and Tim Walsh shovel compost at the community garden. Courtesy of: Chris Hammond Memorial’s community garden: Sustainability from the ground up Historically, Newfoundland and Labrador’s geographic isolation meant the residents of this province had no choice but to grow and gather their fresh food. Not anymore. Today, the vast majority...
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