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04
Sep

Salad Bar Schools Receive Local Food Recognition in Quebec!

Photo: Équiterre Congratulations to our 9 salad bar grantees in Quebec, who were recently recognized by Aliments du Quebec (Quebec Products on the Menu). This initiative recognizes schools for procuring local food from within the province of Quebec. In order to be considered “local” food, and to be eligible for recognition, foods served must be comprised of at least 85% Quebec...
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Canadian school kids' diet changes are 'definitely good news'
28
Aug

New Research: Dietary quality in Canadian Students is Improving 

Photo: Children at an elementary school in Toronto eat snacks in the cafeteria in 2004, the first year of the study. Since then, younger kids have continued to eat more nutritiously than teens. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press) Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have found that the diet quality of students (age 6 –...
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Feed BC brings more B.C. food to Interior Health
20
Mar

Feed BC Brings More B.C. Food to Interior Health

A new initiative by the Ministry of Agriculture ensures more of the food served to patients at Interior Health facilities is from British Columbia. Feed BC is increasing the institutional procurement of food grown, harvested or processed by B.C. farmers, fishers and processors. “Feed BC is a game changer. It’s about working collaboratively to encourage,...
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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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Students Celebrate Agriculture Literacy Month with Farm to Fork Event
08
Mar

Students Celebrate Agriculture Literacy Month with Farm to Fork Event

Photo: Two Sun West Distance Learning Centre students looking at chickpeas as they tour the University of Saskatchewan’s Agriculture Greenhouses, to learn about how breeders take plants from the wild and turn them into something consumers can eat. (Photo courtesy: Lori Gasper) High school students enrolled with the Sun West Distance Learning Centre are taking a...
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06
Mar

Farm to School is Spreading its Roots in Canada

Photo: Salt Spring Elementary, Salt Spring ,BC … with 33 new schools across the country! Announcing the latest Farm to School Canada grant recipients Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and the Whole Kids Foundation (WKF) are thrilled to announce 33 successful recipients from the 2018 round of Farm to School Canada grants.  Each of these schools...
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Loughborough Public School Garden and Salad Bar Program
27
Feb

Loughborough Public School Garden and Salad Bar Program

Loughbourough Public School, Sydenham, ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) We make the call on the announcements for each of the three divisions and listen for the thunder of feet to rush down to our foyer where the locally provided food awaits. Prepared just across the road by culinary students from our neighbouring high school, this food is...
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Valley secondary school salad bar launches at Isfeld
27
Feb

Valley Secondary School Salad Bar Launches at Isfeld

Photo: Students at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary lined up for their inaugural salad bar lunch Thursday morning at the school. Photo by Erin Haluschak Although there isn’t a formal cafeteria in the school, students at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary made a makeshift one in the lobby for the school’s inaugural Salad Bar Program. Thursday morning,...
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Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program launched at local schools
12
Feb

Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program Launched at Local Schools

Photo: Iverson Beaver (right), 8, a student at Algonquin Avenue Public School, helps make a smootie surprise using squash as the secret ingredient, part of the Northern Fruit and Vegetable Program launched on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2019. (Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com) Nearly 16,000 elementary students at 87 Northwestern Ontario schools expected to take part in the program,...
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