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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.

Results from the 2018 National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey
13
Sep

Growing Healthy Futures for All Children

2018 US National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey The National Farm to School Network, in partnership with Michigan State University Center for Regional Food Systems, launched the 2018 National Farm to Early Care and Education Survey in the spring of 2018. We heard from 2,030 respondents serving 255,257 children in 46 states about current farm to ECE initiatives, including...
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Growing a garden grows awareness of intricate food system
07
Sep

Growing a Garden Grows Awareness of Intricate Food System

Photo: Dr. Tara Moreau, a plant scientist and lead researcher and educator at the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research. She helps people focus on real-life solutions to help prop up place-based food systems. Our F2CC team attended the Place Based Food Systems Conference in August, with the opportunity to connect with thought leaders...
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‘Farm-to-school’ movement takes root in Canada
05
Sep

‘Farm-to-school’ Movement Takes Root in Canada

A “farm-to-school” movement is growing fast across Canada. More than 40,000 students were eating local fruits and vegetables at 150 Ontario schools during 2017-18, via the Tasty Ontario Tuesdays program. Led by the southwest branch of the Ontario Student Nutrition Program (OSNP), supported by the Greenbelt Foundation and Foodland Ontario, this program has purchased and delivered over $55,000 of local...
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Gardens at School Might Boost Availability of Vegetables at Home
28
Aug

Gardens at School Lead to Healthier Lifestyles for Students

Research out of the US is suggesting that school gardens could lead to healthier lifestyles in students. Below are stories on two such studies. We here in Canada are starting to see the same evidence emerge but it’s going to be important to capture this in Canadian schools. Gardens at School Might Boost Availability of Vegetables...
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Conestoga prof plants Indigenous foods garden to help teach land management
22
Aug

Conestoga prof plants Indigenous foods garden to help teach land management

Photo: An Indigenous foods garden is being created at the Rare Charitable Research Reserve in Cambridge. Leading the project is Andrew Judge, a a professor and co-ordinator of Indigenous studies at Conestoga College.(Submitted by Andrew Judge) The sounds of birds and insects envelop Andrew Judge as he stands in a new garden at the Rare Charitable Research...
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31
Jul

Available Positions: Animator Position

A Part-Time New Brunswick Farm School Animator Position Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) seeks a part-time dynamic, organized, School Animator tasked with building capacity and advancing Farm to School (F2S) activity in New Brunswick. This includes a focus on supporting up to 8 New Brunswick schools and assisting to establish, evaluate and sustain their F2S...
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Foodshare 2017: A year in review
31
Jul

Foodshare 2017: A Year in Review

In 2017, we settled in to our new home. We mulled over a lot of ideas. We made some tough choices. And we continued working to advance “Good Food for All” in neighbourhoods across Toronto. We invite you to see our 2017 impacts in this report. Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2017!...
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Winlaw Elementary School, Winlaw, BC
23
Jul

Winlaw School Plants for Bees and Borscht

Winlaw Elementary School, Winlaw, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) Winlaw is a small town in the middle of the Slocan Valley in B.C.’s West Kootenay region.  As part of our Farm to School program, we have had our school garden for two years.  This fall, we were excited to see what grew over the summer.  We...
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Farm to School Funding in NL
20
Jul

2018 F2S Funding for NL – Stories in the Media

(Photo courtesy of VOCM article) The 2018 Farm to School funding announcement created quite the buzz around the country, and we were excited to add Newfoundland and Labrador to our list of funded provinces. It seems they were as well! Check out the media stories throughout their province: The Northern Pen http://www.northernpen.ca/news/clarenville-middle-school-receives-farm-to-school-grant-221594/ CBC Newfoundland-Labrador https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/federal-grants-for-middle-school-food-programs-1.4722341...
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