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Serving up Local: Manual for Increasing Local Foods in Long-Term Care Serving up Local: Manual for Increasing Local Foods in Long-Term Care
09
May

Serving up Local

Manual for Increasing Local Foods in Long-Term Care This manual is a collection of good practices resulting from the experience of nine long-term care (LTC) homes in three regions in the Golden Horseshoe region of Ontario as part of the Serving Up Local project from May 2016 to January 2018. It is designed to provide resources and...
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16 opportunities for food in health care.
28
Mar

16 Opportunities for Food in Health Care

This infographic by Nourish: Future of Food in Health Care shares the various opportunities available to health care institutions in Canada to leverage food as a way to improve patient, organization and community outcomes. Download the full infographic as a PDF or explore it online below.  This infographic was developed with the support of Canadian Association of Physicians for the...
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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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Nourish Webinar: Collaborative Projects Public Kickoff
21
Mar

Nourish Webinar: Collaborative Projects Public Kickoff

Are you interested by the role that better food can play in delivering better health care? The Nourish leadership program has kicked off 5 collaborative projects and is looking for your engagement. Each team approaches a different dimension of the disconnect between food in health care, for example: better understanding the patient experience of food...
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Women who feed the islands
12
Mar

Women Who Feed the Islands

Photo: Lynda Dixon started growing organic, islands-grown produce at Maude Island Farm in 1994. (Jason Shafto/Love Haida Gwaii) Celebrating women’s efforts as foragers, farmers, and pillars of food security on Haida Gwaii How are women working to harvest local foods, feed community, and promote food security on Haida Gwaii – one of the most remote island...
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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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Time to curb our appetite for ultra-processed food
08
Feb

Heart and Stroke: Time to Curb our Appetite for Ultra-processed Food

Research reveals half our daily calories come from ultra-processed foods, and that kids are the biggest consumers New research commissioned by Heart & Stroke shows that ultra-processed food consumption in Canada continues to increase and is alarmingly high, accounting for almost half of our daily calorie intake. Most troubling is that young people get more than half...
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02
Dec

Farm to School: Canada Digs In! Video

This inspiring video captures the voices and images of several key champions and success stories in the rapidly growing Farm to School movement across Canada. It highlights how Farm to School is getting healthy, local, sustainable food on the minds and on the plates of students. It was filmed in British Columbia, New Brunswick, and...
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The Business Of Getting Affordable, Local Food onto the Plates Of New Brunswickers
24
Nov

The Business Of Getting Affordable, Local Food onto the Plates Of New Brunswickers

Photo: Tomavo on Mountain Road in Moncton tries hard to stock as much local produce as it can. Image: Tomavo Facebook page. MONCTON – Businesses are teaming up with non-profit organizations, government agencies, public institutions, community groups and farmers to get healthy, low-cost, local food onto the plates of New Brunswickers. The ways local businesses are trying...
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