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Going Local: Food Procurement on Campus, Farm to Healthcare
02
Jun

Going Local Consultant Report: Farm-to-Campus Relationships at Canadian Universities

The popularity of local food and sustainable agricultural practices has grown since the early 2000s. But despite the growing demand for fresh, local and sustainable food, the reality is that most of our food still comes from industrial processes and from other countries. On-campus initiatives like Meal Exchange’s Good Food Challenge are trying to create...
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Chef Joshna Maharaj believes institutional food could be tasty and nourishing
02
Jun

Chef Joshna Maharaj believes institutional food could be tasty and nourishing

Photo: Joshna Maharaj’s book Take Back the Tray: Revolutionising Food in Hospitals, Schools and Institutions is a call-to-arms for chefs and administrators alike. (@joshnamaharaj/Twitter.com, ECW Press) Why hospital food is so bad and how we can make it better May 29, 2020 www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition Is there anything more unappetizing than hospital food? The very mention of it...
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Farm-to-School Grant Funding Increases Children’s Access to Local Fruits and Vegetables in Oregon
17
Apr

Farm-to-School Grant Funding Increases Children’s Access to Local Fruits and Vegetables in Oregon

This report measures the reach of Oregon’s legislated farm-to-school grant program among school districts and children, particularly low income, and examines changes in local purchasineg, particularly fruit and vegetables, and the use of produce from school gardens in school meals.  Read the full article Authors: Kristen C. Giombi, RTI International Anupama Joshi, National Farm to...
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31
Mar

Job Posting: National Director Farm to Cafeteria Canada

Post Date: April 1, 2020 Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and the Social Planning and Research Council of British Columbia (SPARC BC) seek an experienced National Director to represent F2CC, providing strategic direction, leading the F2CC team, and effectively managing our programs and services.  Job Posting: National Director Farm to Cafeteria Canada Summary of Key...
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New Grant Application Deadline Announced Amid COVID-19
16
Mar

Deadline extended – Farm to School Canada Grants

March 27, 2020 Dear Farm to School Grant Applicants, During this challenging time, we hope you are well. On March 16th we issued a notification that the deadline for Farm to School (F2S) Canada Grants applications would be postponed, but did not set a new one. After much discussion and reflection, we have decided to...
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06
Mar

Developing a Farm to School Strategy to Grow Robust Farm to School Program

Photo: Maurita Prato, Executive Director of Lush Valley and co-facilitator for the first Farm to School Learning Circle guides participants through activities to stimulate conversation on goals and a vision. COMOX, VALLEY B.C. – Enhance and transform the current systems that influences how students eat and learn about food was the focus of the first Comox...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
27
Feb

Forest Park’s Salad Bar Story

Forest Park Elementary School, St. Thomas, ON Total Student Enrollment: 400+ 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) In 2018, Forest Park Elementary School partnered with Farm to Cafeteria Canada to provide a healthy and free salad bar weekly to all students. In an increasingly diverse socio-economic society, many students come to school without a healthy lunch. At...
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24
Feb

Farm to Cafeteria Canada National Director Joanne Bays Set to Begin New Chapter

After helping to establish and lead Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC), our National Director, Joanne Bays is moving away from her position to pursue other personal and professional opportunities. This decision comes nine years after Joanne sparked the F2CC movement and inspired thousands to follow.   In 2009, Joanne and 25 change makers from across Canada...
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Farm to School Evaluation Framework
21
Feb

Evaluation Framework to Help Determine F2CC Impact

Farm to school initiatives are being adopted with great enthusiasm across Canada and there is huge potential for these efforts to expand and thrive. But what results are farm to school activities achieving in communities? F2CC is developing an evaluation framework that will help determine the impact of the farm to school approach. Specifically, the...
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