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Stories from the Field

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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Ecole-Abbey-Landry_Memramcook-NB
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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Canadian school kids' diet changes are 'definitely good news'
28
Aug

New Research: Dietary quality in Canadian Students is Improving 

Photo: Children at an elementary school in Toronto eat snacks in the cafeteria in 2004, the first year of the study. Since then, younger kids have continued to eat more nutritiously than teens. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press) Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have found that the diet quality of students (age 6 –...
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27
Aug

Salad Days at MGCI 

Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute (Secondary), Toronto, ON 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Our journey began in 2017 with a casual conversation: a student garden would support our greenhouse activities, and make a great connection for our hospitality program… and with that we should have a student salad bar! Our overall vision was to foster a culture of local...
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École Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu
23
Aug

Le potager s’invite à l’école

École Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Québec 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) À l’école Saint-Denis, le projet De la ferme à l’école est un beau complément aux différents projets menés par le service de garde l’Envol qui encouragent les enfants à adopter des saines habitudes alimentaires.  En 2017, l’école s’est associée au Mouvement VeRT et à la municipalité pour créer...
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