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Stories from the Field

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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Opportunities for Innovation: A Student Nutrition Program Pilot Project in Windsor-Essex
28
Jul

Opportunities for Innovation

In schools across Ontario, Student Nutrition Programs (SNPs) aim to provide nutritious snacks and meals to children and youth. The Ministry  of Child and Youth Services supports SNPs by providing approximately 30 million dollars in annual funding, which is administered by 14 lead agencies across the province. These agencies typically work with “Community Partnerships” to...
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Lessons From Haida Gwaii
25
Jul

Lessons From Haida Gwaii

Photo Above: A mural depicting the vision of the first Learning Lab on Haida Gwaii. Photo by Kiku Dhanwant. Haida Gwaii, an archipelago of islands on the north coast of British Columbia is home to fewer than 5,000 people (most of whom live on one of two main islands) and an abundance of local food resources....
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Diversity Foods
03
Jul

At the University of Winnipeg, Food Service With a Social Conscious

Photo above: Diversity Food Services chef Ben Kramer, “I’d rather buy raw food and pay people to process it.” Ben Kramer never thought he would end up working in a cafeteria kitchen. The chef started his career at Vancouver restaurants that catered to a clientele willing to pay top dollar for fresh and local food....
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