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Stories from the Field

Joanne Bays
25
Jun

Reflections about Canada’s first National Farm to School Conference

An interview with Joanne Bays, National Director, Farm to Cafeteria Canada  In May, nearly 300 leaders from across North America gathered in Victoria BC to take part in Canada’s first National Farm to School Conference – an event designed to illuminate and inspire activity to get more local healthy foods in the minds and on the plates of students....
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Media Release: Government, Grocers, and Grassroots Invest in Canada’s Farm to School Program
16
May

Media Release: Government, Grocers, and Grassroots Invest in Canada’s Farm to School Program

VANCOUVER, BC, May 16, 2019 Farm to Cafeteria Canada announces new partners and new investments to scale-up the largest federally supported multi-sector national school food program in Canada. By 2020, more than $5.0 M will be invested by the public and the private sector to advance Farm to School: Canada Digs in (F2SCDI) – an...
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Food Matters Action Kit
02
May

Food Matters Action Kit

Join the Youth Movement to Prevent Food Waste, Protect Our Environment and Help Save the Planet Montreal, 11 April 2019—Youth can make a positive difference to prevent food waste, from small initiatives at home to more ambitious efforts that involve the whole community, by using the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) new Food Matters Action...
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NL Learning Lab Guide_EN
01
May

Farm to School Learning Circles

This guide provides an introduction to the use of Learning Circles as a means of furthering Farm to School (F2S) efforts across Canada. It is primarily intended for use by local and regional F2S Coordinators to support their work to increase the availability of healthy, local, and sustainable food to children and youth. However, anyone...
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29
Apr

Earth Day Salad Bar at Huband Elementary

“I am so pleased to say that our “Earth Day” whole school salad bar was a HUGE success.” – Shannon Simpson CNP, BHK, TRP, CPT, Whole Health Family Wellness
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16
Apr

Cast your vote for the 2019 Michelle Lessard Award!

Read on for more information about the award, and the nominees. Voting will be open until Tuesday April 30th at 11:59 pm (PST). Cast your vote now! The winner will be announced at the 2019 National Farm to School Conference. What is the Michelle Lessard award? Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) will present the Michelle Lessard Award to a...
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Budget 2019: Canada gets a national food policy
20
Mar

Budget 2019: Canada Gets a National Food Policy

Canada’s long-awaited national food policy is getting $134.4 million over five years, on a cash basis, starting next year, the Trudeau government says. The policy, outlined in Budget 2019, will focus on tackling food waste, improving community access to healthy food, shining a spotlight on Canadian food both at home and abroad, and increasing food...
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Students Celebrate Agriculture Literacy Month with Farm to Fork Event
08
Mar

Students Celebrate Agriculture Literacy Month with Farm to Fork Event

Photo: Two Sun West Distance Learning Centre students looking at chickpeas as they tour the University of Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Greenhouses, to learn about how breeders take plants from the wild and turn them into something consumers can eat. (Photo courtesy: Lori Gasper) High school students enrolled with the Sun West Distance Learning Centre are taking a...
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Loughborough Public School Garden and Salad Bar Program
27
Feb

Loughborough Public School Garden and Salad Bar Program

Loughbourough Public School, Sydenham, ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) We make the call on the announcements for each of the three divisions and listen for the thunder of feet to rush down to our foyer where the locally provided food awaits. Prepared just across the road by culinary students from our neighbouring high school, this food is...
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