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Stories from the Field

Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
16
Jan

Students at Ottawa Alternate Program Enjoy Salad Bar Learning Opportunities

Elizabeth Wynwood Secondary School, Ottawa, ON 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) There’s an old adage about how food brings people together. The students at Elizabeth Wyn Wood alternate program have experienced that first hand since we received a farm to school salad bar grant in 2018. Our school is a unique secondary alternate program for students...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
17
Dec

LunchLAB at Lord Roberts

2016-1017 (Year 1) Lord Roberts Elementary School is a diverse, urban school in the West End of the Downtown Vancouver Peninsula. With support from Farm to Cafeteria Canada and in partnership with Growing Chefs and Fresh Roots, two innovative charities that have been supporting schools to grow and cook in the Vancouver School Board and...
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Farm to School Webinar series
15
Nov

Webinar: Can Schools Make Food Waste Reduction Go Viral?

Hosted on October 24, 2019 as part of Farm to School Month, this webinar explores qualities of ‘viral’ campaigns that may be applied to spark a youth movement to tackle food waste. Presented by Dr Tammara Soma, contributor on the 2019 Farm to School Month feature resource, Food Matters Action Toolkit. Available in English only. About the...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
08
Nov

Recipe for a Halloween Harvest Lunch

At Salt Spring Elementary (SSE), we celebrated National Farm-to-School Month with an all-school, community Harvest Lunch. Here’s how it happened. Last June kindergartners planted turban squash seeds donated by Salt Spring Seeds and over the summer, Camp Collosal participants watered and cared for the Hillside Garden, snacking on what was ripe and harvesting some of...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
18
Oct

Serving up “fresh and delicious” with Farm to School at St Jean de Brebeuf

St Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School Hamilton, Ontario 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Our Farm to Cafeteria story started back in 2016 when Chef Luigi Chiarini from St Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario was able to take over operation of the school cafeteria and began planning for a cafeteria run by...
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10
Sep

École Abbey-Landry

École Abbey-Landry, Memramcook, New Brunswick 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Suite à l’obtention d’une bourse De la ferme à l’ecole, l’École Abbey-Landry en partenariat avec Semer dans la Vallée à mis sur pied un bar à salade. Il s’agit d’une opportunité pratique aux élèves de mettre en oeuvre leur savoir-faire de leurs cours culinaires pour créer...
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Waterloo Elementary School, Gandby, Québec
09
Sep

Éduquer les jeunes sur la nécessité d’une nourriture saine grâce au bar à salades

Waterloo Elementary School, Gandby, Québec 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Depuis 2016, l’école primaire Waterloo en Montérégie offre la possibilité à ses élèves et à son personnel de manger des fruits et des légumes frais à tous les jours. Ce qui était une simple expérience initiée par la responsable de la cafétéria Jenny Wheeler, s’est vite...
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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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04
Sep

Salad Bar Schools Receive Local Food Recognition in Quebec!

Photo: Équiterre Congratulations to our 9 salad bar grantees in Quebec, who were recently recognized by Aliments du Quebec (Quebec Products on the Menu). This initiative recognizes schools for procuring local food from within the province of Quebec. In order to be considered “local” food, and to be eligible for recognition, foods served must be comprised of at least 85% Quebec...
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