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The University of Victoria Student Society (UVSS) Signs the Good Food Campus Commitment
05
Sep

The University of Victoria Student Society (UVSS) Signs the Good Food Campus Commitment

Photo: UVSS Financial Director Dakota McGovern signing the Good Food Campus Commitment. Student governments are a powerful tool for enacting change on campuses. In terms of food security, when student governments are empowered to make decisions about procurement and access, they can be a strong ally in the fight for good food for all students...
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Joanne Bays
25
Jun

Reflections about Canada’s first National Farm to School Conference

An interview with Joanne Bays, National Director, Farm to Cafeteria Canada  In May, nearly 300 leaders from across North America gathered in Victoria BC to take part in Canada’s first National Farm to School Conference – an event designed to illuminate and inspire activity to get more local healthy foods in the minds and on the plates of students....
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16
Apr

2019 Michelle Lessard Award

Congratulations to the 2019 Winner of the Michelle Lessard Award: Nanâtohk Mîciwin (Universal School Food Strategy) What is the Michelle Lessard award? Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) will present the Michelle Lessard Award to a program or group of individuals representing a regional organization, a school, or a set of schools that have created a stellar Farm to School program,...
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Feed BC brings more B.C. food to Interior Health
20
Mar

Feed BC Brings More B.C. Food to Interior Health

A new initiative by the Ministry of Agriculture ensures more of the food served to patients at Interior Health facilities is from British Columbia. Feed BC is increasing the institutional procurement of food grown, harvested or processed by B.C. farmers, fishers and processors. “Feed BC is a game changer. It’s about working collaboratively to encourage,...
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Budget 2019: Canada gets a national food policy
20
Mar

Budget 2019: Canada Gets a National Food Policy

Canada’s long-awaited national food policy is getting $134.4 million over five years, on a cash basis, starting next year, the Trudeau government says. The policy, outlined in Budget 2019, will focus on tackling food waste, improving community access to healthy food, shining a spotlight on Canadian food both at home and abroad, and increasing food...
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First Nations Traditional Foods Fact Sheets
14
Mar

First Nations Traditional Foods Fact Sheets

The First Nations Health Authority has published a informative set of facts sheets on traditional food and it’s nutrition value, traditional harvesting methods, and history of use. Topics include: Fish Salmon Eulachon Herring Seafood in general Bivalves Moose Deer Small Mammals Birds Seaweed Roots Berries Plants along with a Recipes section! READ FACT SHEETS
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Why Farm-to-Institution Sourcing is the Sleeping Giant of Local Food
25
Jan

Why Farm-to-Institution Sourcing is the Sleeping Giant of Local Food

Strategists are following the money to schools, corporate cafeterias, and hospitals in hopes of rebuilding local economies and bringing healthy food access—literally in through the back door. The next time someone points to the need for more farmers’ markets as a way to help move local food from a trend to a substantive cultural shift,...
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What School Lunches Have to Do With Fixing Wealth Inequality
22
Nov

What School Lunches Have to Do With Fixing Wealth Inequality

Photo: Photo by Steve Debenport/Getty Images  Dismantling a capitalist food system could begin with schools, which nationwide spend about $3 billion on food contracts. Once a year, Russell Farms in Brackney, Pennsylvania, hosts a harvest celebration, where students from nearby Tioga Central School District in New York state get to visit, talk to farmers and pick...
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Kamloops university students map downtown's food production (and more)
19
Nov

Kamloops University Students Map Downtown’s Food Production

Photo: The Riverside Community Garden is one of the subjects of the deep map project. (via Marguerite Dodds) The city’s food scene is getting mapped A new project from a Thompson Rivers University (TRU) group is taking a deep look at the food situation in downtown Kamloops — and mapping it. Typically, people think of farms, ranches,...
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