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Farm to School

What is Farm to School?

Farm to School brings healthy, local food into schools, and provide students with hands-on learning opportunities that foster food literacy, all while strengthening the local food system and enhancing  school and  community connectedness.

Farm to School empowers students and school communities to make informed food choices while contributing to vibrant, sustainable regional food systems that support the health of people, place and planet.

Farm to Cafeteria Canada is proud to lead the pan-Canadian Farm to School movement.

For more information on Farm to School, please see our F2CC Fact Sheets.

Whole Kids Foundation 2018 Report
18
Apr

Raising the Bar!

A look at the early impact of the Farm to School Canada Grant Program Throughout Canada and the United States, a momentum of activity is taking place to get fresh healthy foods from nearby farms, lands, and waters into the minds and onto the plates of students. Sparked by motivation to improve student nutrition, food...
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Mile 108 Elementary School
18
Apr

Mile 108 Elementary School

Mile 108 Elementary School, 108 Mile Ranch, BC Mile 108 Elementary School has been running a Hot Lunch program for several years. Led by our enthusiastic coordinator, Roxanne Sutton, we applied for and received the Farm to Cafeteria Salad Bar Grant.  It has long been our dream to bring more to our lunch program, including introducing...
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Ontario F2S Salad Bar Promotion Contest
17
Apr

Ontario F2S Salad Bar Promotion Contest

Classroom Graphic Design Studio Package Farm to Cafeteria Canada is looking to help schools promote their Farm to School salad bars to students. This contest is being run as a trial and is open to Ontario elementary and secondary school students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. We want to see advertising posters and social media...
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Victoria High Farm
13
Apr

Victoria’s First School Farm Opens to Inspire Next Generation of Farmers

Their school may be in the middle of the city, but Vic High students are about to get a lesson in farming. “It just makes me happy to be outside and doing something positive, and seeing the results of plants growing,” explained student Kenni Apt. Victoria’s first school farm will see students cultivate their own...
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Rockheights Middle School
10
Apr

Sow Much Salads: Getting our Green on at Rockheights!

Rockheights Middle School, Victoria, BC Rockheights Middle School, located in the Township of Esquimalt is a school with 215 students, 56% of whom are considered at risk in the vulnerability index. For our specific garden project, a class of 25 grade six students and five grade 8 students are directly involved. Our grade 8 students are...
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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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04
Apr

Harvesting Success with Fellowes Fresh Food Project

Photo:On March 27 at the RCDSB meeting, students and faculty from Fellowes High School discussed the success of their Fellowes Fresh Food Project. Pictured here (from left) are Mckenna Boland, Fresh Food Project co-organizer Heather Witt, Tracy Estabrooks, co-organizer Sandi Theilheimer, Lydia Neigel, Christina Gravelle-St.Pierre, Hailey Hartwig, and school board trustee Leo Boland. Fellowes High...
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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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