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LOCAL FOOD AND ONTARIO’S LONGTERM CARE SECTOR
12
Oct

My Sustainable Canada’s Local Food and Ontario’s Long Term Care Sector Report

This report documents the current state of local food usage in Ontario’s long-term care sector. Most of the 600+ homes in Ontario do not track local food usage and many report barriers to adding these items to their menus. With an estimated annual raw food spend in excess of $210 million, Ontario’s long-term care sector...
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Economic Impacts of Farm to School: Case Studies and Assessment Tools
12
Oct

Economic Impacts of Farm to School: Case Studies and Assessment Tools

National Farm to School Network & Colorado State University | September 29, 2017 Farm to school offers cross-sectoral benefits for children, farmers and communities, however, limited data is available to truly understand the economic impacts of farm to school procurement. Using a survey and case study approach, this report (a collaborative project of the National Farm to...
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Increasing Indigenous children's access to traditional foods report release
18
Jan

Increasing Indigenous Children’s Access to Traditional Foods in Early Childhood Programs

Indigenous cultures and identities are closely connected to the lands and waters where traditional foods are obtained. Harvesting, preparing and sharing traditional foods are important practices of Indigenous cultures, and traditional foods are part of a healthy diet. The Population and Public Health program, BC Centre for Disease Control, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and...
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06
Jan

Ontario Public Institutions and On-Site Food Production

Visualizing the Future for Health Care For three years, Project SOIL has used case studies, pilot projects and visioning sessions to investigate the viability of on-site food production at public institutions, through collaborative arrangements with local food producers. Over that time, interest in food production on public land has continued to grow, with schools and universities,...
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GROW YOUR OWN SOUP:  CBC Features Calgary's Edible Schoolyard 
28
Oct

Farm to School Month Canada, Issue 2, Oct. 24, 2016

In this Issue: Canada’s 3rd annual Farm to School Month Campaign has been gathering steam this October as stories pour in from across Canada. ALBERTA: Grow Your Own Soup QUEBEC: Montérégie Daycares are Putting Local Foods on the Menu! HAIDA GWAII: Transforming the Systems That Feed Our Kids NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR: Farm to School Gathers Steam at Newfoundland and Labrador’s First Provincial School...
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100,000 students crunching - The Ontario Student Nutrition Program-Southwest Region’s Goal for the Great Big Crunch
28
Oct

Farm to School Month Canada Issue 1, Oct. 7, 2016

In this Issue: Farm to Cafeteria Canada is excited to launch Canada’s 3rd annual Farm to School Month Campaign. How to get your preschool or school involved! NEW BRUNSWICK: Local Food Student Initiatives areTaking Root ONTARIO: 100,000 Students Crunching ONTARIO: Get Fresh Cafe Puts More Local Food on the Tray BRITISH COLUMBIA: Dr. Suzuki Responds to Letter [button color=”#ffffff” background=”#00938b” size=”large” src=”http://us9.campaign-archive2.com/?u=ec9d2bbf4ce1bf9cd66d7dbe4&id=fc1f59eaf6&e=45ee8b4d91″]READ THE NEWSLETTER[/button]
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NIC FEED Comox Valley
28
Oct

FEED Comox Valley

Local Food, Social Procurement and Grow-to-Order Contracts with Publicly Funded Institutions By Sandra Hamilton Project Lead, FEED Comox Valley at North Island College A vision to increase supply of local food in public institutions is behind the Food, Environment and Economic Development (FEED) Comox Valley project, one of eight national initiatives funded by The J.W....
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Local Food and Beverage Strategy unveiled
20
Oct

Local Food and Beverage Strategy Unveiled

BOUCTOUCHE (GNB) – The provincial government officially unveiled its Local Food and Beverage Strategy at Ferme Michaud in Bouctouche today. The strategy provides local producers with new market opportunities. The strategy was identified last month as a key opportunity for growth in the New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan. “Increasing local food and beverage consumption can...
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FROM UNIFORMITY TO DIVERSITY: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems
03
Jun

From Uniformity to Diversity

A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems The evidence in favour of a major transformation of our food systems is now overwhelming. Many influential studies have helped shape our understanding of the perilous situation our food systems are in, from the degradation of ecosystems to the fragility of farmer livelihoods in many...
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