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Stories from the Field

Tahayghen Elementary, Masset BC
04
Jul

Experiencing salad bar through the lens of a parent volunteer

Tahayghen Elementary, Masset BC 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Tahayghen Elementary School is one of 5 in on Haida Gwaii that have embraced Local Food to School through Salad Bars. Thank you to School Principal, Verena Gibbs, for sharing this story from a parent volunteer: I remember walking into the PAC meeting — so  much PAC...
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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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17
May

Celebrating the Harvest with the Farm to School Young Chef Competition

What is the Young Chef Competition? During the Farm to School National Conference celebrated in Victoria BC (May 15th– 17th), the Young Chef Competition aimed to showcase some of the healthy, delicious dishes that students cook up on a day to day basis at schools across the province. Applications were solicited for student-created recipes from...
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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

2019 Michelle Lessard Award

Congratulations to the 2019 Winner of the Michelle Lessard Award: Nanâtohk Mîciwin (Universal School Food Strategy) What is the Michelle Lessard award? Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) will present the Michelle Lessard Award to a program or group of individuals representing a regional organization, a school, or a set of schools that have created a stellar Farm to School program,...
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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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