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Stories from the Field

04
Jun

Municipal Food Policy Entrepreneurs Report

Over 64 municipal and regional governments across Canada are using a food systems approach to improve health, generate economic development, address environmental sustainability, and engage communities. The report released today, “Municipal food policy entrepreneurs: a preliminary analysis of how Canadian cities and regional districts are involved in food system change,” is the first scan of...
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23
May

Farm to School Gets Growing in Powell River

  Farm To School is a well-established health promotion program that has been sprouting up all over Canada for some years now. Farm to School programs aim to connect schools and local farms with the objectives of serving healthy meals, improving student nutrition, providing educational opportunities and supporting local small scale farmers. In the last five years, the Public Health Association of BC has...
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22
Apr

Memorial University’s Bitters Pub on Canada’s Greenest Restaurants 2013

Memorial University is making great strides towards food systems sustainability. In March 2013, Campus Food Systems Project Coordinators, Caitlin Colson and Sarah Archibald had the opportunity to visit Memorial University’s St. John’s Campus and see, first hand, the local food initiatives happening on campus and in the community. We had the chance to speak with...
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22
Apr

New Brunswick Invests in Community Food Mentor Program – More Hands For Farm to Cafeteria!

Action on the local food front is gearing up in New Brunswick. In addition to providing funds to support a provincial coordinator for the New Brunswick Food Security Action Network, the provincial government of New Brunswick is investing more than $35,000 to support the Community Food Mentor program this year. Healthy and Inclusive Communities Minister Dorothy...
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22
Apr

More Fresh Local Ontario Food Coming to a Cafeteria Near You

More fresh, local Ontario food is coming to cafeterias and food-service kitchens across the province. With support from the Ontario government, through the Ministry of Agriculture and Food, the Greenbelt Fund is calling for new applications to the broader public sector (BPS) grant program to support increased amounts of local food served in hospitals, schools...
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17
Apr

Applied Student Research in Action

Applied Student Research (ASR) is emerging on campuses across North America.  At the CFSP, we’re seeing how ASR enables a campus to leverage its own academic resources to tackle the tough questions of how to improve campus food services and regional food systems. Sarah Archibald recently had the opportunity to participate in a 4th year...
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22
Oct

BC Foods Days and UNBC’s Food Strategy Group’s Kick-Off Event

The University of Northern British Columbia’s (UNBC) Campus Food Strategy Group (CFSG) is pleased to announce their official Kick-Off Event on October 23, 2012. This event will coincide with BC Foods Days, an annual collaboration between UNBC’s campus food service provider, Eurest Dining Services, and the Northern Undergraduate Students Society (NUGSS). CFSG is excited to...
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17
Oct

Farm to Campus: UBC DIgs in

Steve Golob has been a chef at Vanier Hall at the University of British Columbia for 15 years and is passionate about local, fresh, healthy food. Vanier Hall serves over 2500 students per day, plus staff and faculty. When a student spends, on average, $5.90 for one of Steve’s meals, they’re in for a treat!...
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National Student Food Charter Compass
13
Sep

The National Student Food Charter is here!

The National Student Food Charter (NSFC) is a way for students to work together to identify the food issues that are important to them as members of their communities. The Charter represents the student food movement’s vision for food and food systems on campus. Through a series of consultations with students across the country, the...
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