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Hamilton's St. Jean de Brebeuf students sample new salad bar
03
Dec

Hamilton’s St. Jean de Brebeuf students sample new salad bar

Photo: Hospitality students Lucas Blake and Adrian Kobylt prepare the free taco bowls handed out to St. Jean de Brebeuf students Nov. 29 as part of the celebration of a grant from Farm to School Canada to launch a salad bar in the student-run cafeteria. – Metroland staff New initiative started after Farm to School Canada...
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School food initiative expands to 9 Island schools
26
Nov

School Food Initiative Expands to 9 PEI Schools

Photo: The province is trying to get healthier options in P.E.I.’s school cafeterias and increase student education and awareness about food. (Brittany Spencer/CBC) Province aims to roll-out healthy school food pilots at 9 schools by fall 2019 Students from nine Island schools will get their chance to weigh in on the changes they want to see to...
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What School Lunches Have to Do With Fixing Wealth Inequality
22
Nov

What School Lunches Have to Do With Fixing Wealth Inequality

Photo: Photo by Steve Debenport/Getty Images  Dismantling a capitalist food system could begin with schools, which nationwide spend about $3 billion on food contracts. Once a year, Russell Farms in Brackney, Pennsylvania, hosts a harvest celebration, where students from nearby Tioga Central School District in New York state get to visit, talk to farmers and pick...
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22
Nov

F2S Fall Training Session in NB

October 29, 2018 Moncton Market – Culinary Centre, Moncton, New Brunswick # attendees: 23 Short description: The overarching goal of this training was to bring together New Brunswick’s 8 Farm to School (F2S): Canada digs in! grant recipients to exchange ideas, build relationships and learn ways to strengthen and sustain their F2S salad bar programs. The agenda...
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A RECIPE FOR SUCCESSFUL COOKING WORKSHOPS
20
Nov

A Recipe for Successful Cooking Workshops

PRACTICAL GUIDE TO COOKING WORKSHOPS Developed as part of the Schools Take Root project in collaboration with several partners, this practical guide is aimed at facilitating and maximizing the benefits of cooking workshops. It offers participants support for the organization, planning and conducting of these activities, as well as for post-activity reviews. The proposed steps and their...
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Kamloops university students map downtown's food production (and more)
19
Nov

Kamloops University Students Map Downtown’s Food Production

Photo: The Riverside Community Garden is one of the subjects of the deep map project. (via Marguerite Dodds) The city’s food scene is getting mapped A new project from a Thompson Rivers University (TRU) group is taking a deep look at the food situation in downtown Kamloops — and mapping it. Typically, people think of farms, ranches,...
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Campus des Îles-de-la-Madeleine_QC_ Josiane Bergeron
15
Nov

Farm to School Month 2018: Winners and Campaign Highlights

Photo: Campus des Îles-de-la-Madeleine, QC. Credit:Josiane Bergeron We are  pleased to announce the recipients of our Farm to School Month Canada 2018 Grants!   WALTER E HARRIS PUBLIC SCHOOL Oshawa, Ontario 70 students Digging In to Farm to School Month They are excited and inspired by F2S because: I love when my students take the opportunity...
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06
Nov

NL Farm to School Fall Training

October 25-26, 2018 St. John’s, Newfoundland # attendees: 21 Theme/overall purpose: Food First NL preparing 3 schools in Newfoundland to launch new F2S programs with funding from the F2CC F2S Canada Grants. Short description: Food First NL hosted a fun 2-day Farm to School training event in Newfoundland to prepare 3 new schools to launch F2S...
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Good Food Challenge
02
Nov

Press Release: Good Food Challenge

Good Food Challenge launches calling on Canadian campuses to serve healthy, sustainable and ethical food TORONTO – Meal Exchange, a national charity working to increase food security and sustainability on postsecondary campuses across Canada, announced today the launch of the Good Food Challenge, a program which advocates for institutions to increase the amount of healthy,...
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