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Hospitals and Healthy Food: How Health Care Institutions Can Improve Community Food Environments
02
Sep

Hospitals and Healthy Food: How Health Care Institutions Can Improve Community Food Environments

An innovative Farm Bill program could help hospitals and community groups partner to prevent chronic illness. Click here to see the full article. Author: UCSUSA              Date: 7/18/14
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25
Aug

Farm to Childcare: Curriculum Package

A resource guide for implementing Farm to Childcare initiatives and activity ideas in daycare centres. Author: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Date: May 2014 Click here to see the full article.
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25
Aug

Farm to Cafeteria Canada Fact Sheets

They’re here! Farm to Cafeteria Canada is thrilled to announce the completion of a set of 5 new fact sheets   providing an  overview of our national organization, our  principal partners, and key activities we are currently engaged in! Because advancing Farm to School in Canada represents the lion’s share of our current efforts, a number of...
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25
Aug

Farm to School Sprouts in British Columbia

Farm to School programs have taken root in British Columbia and continue to proliferate championed by the Public Health Association of British Columbia, and with solid support from the Ministry of Health and a variety government and non government organizations and individuals.  But how did this buzz of activity begin?  Who planted the seeds? Where...
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Little Chefs learning the joys of cooking
19
Aug

Little Chefs Learning the Joys of Cooking

Little Chefs program helping local children develop healthy cooking skills and nutrition literacy. Source: Kawartha Lakes This Week Journalist: Catherine Whitnall Date: 08.15.14 Click here to see the full article.
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Pimicikamik Traditional Food Scan
14
Aug

Pimicikamik Traditional Food Scan

A traditional food scan of the Pimicikamik addressing past and present food systems, education, challenges and future insights moving forward as an independent community with the tools and expertise to develop and sustain a traditional food system. Click here to see the full report.  
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School snack program goes local
11
Aug

School Snack Program Goes Local

Kids are eating more local fruits and vegetables thanks to Chatham-Kent’s first Farm to School Nutrition program. The pilot project, launched on March 31, delivers locally grown fruits and vegetables to 1,700 children at eight participating schools. Click here to see the full article. Source: The Chatham Voice Journalist: Blair Andrews  Date: May 21, 2014 
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Forest Grove School Garden
30
Jul

Forest Grove School Garden

Forest Grove Elementary is the first school in the Burnaby District to create and sustain an edible school garden program thus making it the model school in the Burnaby District with many other Burnaby schools following a similar path. The garden has been built as 20 ft by 20 ft outdoor classroom that hosts many...
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Hospital to purchase more Ontario food
28
Jul

Hospital to Purchase More Ontario Food

Health Sciences North plans to include more Ontario products on its menus for patients and visitors. The hospital will participate in the Greenbelt Fund’s Local Food Challenge to more than double the amount of food it purchases from Ontario growers and producers for patient meals. Click here to see the full article Source: Sudbury Northern Life Kelowna...
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