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06
Jul

Plastic Free July

With the immediacy of a pandemic it can be easy to shift our attention away from the on-going climate crisis, but now more than where we need to do what we can to reduce single-use items. The pandemic has made this challenging in many ways, including in our food system. From temporarily banning BYOB (bring...
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Photo by Alyson McPhee on Unsplash
10
Jun

Learning about Food at Home: inspiration & resources in the time of COVID-19

Photo by Alyson McPhee on Unsplash While COVID-19 calls for physical distancing, more than ever the world is socially connected, and a hot topic of conversation is food. The pandemic has ramped-up a growing movement in civil society to rediscover and reclaim food systems. Institutions like schools are front and centre because of the essential role they...
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31
May

Farm to School Food Guide

A look at how Farm to School initiatives in Canada align with the new Canada’s Food Guide  This resource was developed to look and feel like the new Canada’s Food Guide . Developed to be shared at the National Farm to School Conference held in May, this fact sheet showcases some preliminary results from the...
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5 Benefits of School Gardens
29
Mar

5 Benefits of School Gardens

School gardens are a great way to get children to learn about nutrition. FAO encourages and supports countries to promote school gardens with educational goals to help students, school staff and families make the connection between growing food and good diets, develop life skills and increase environmental awareness. FAO recognizes that schools are an ideal...
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16 opportunities for food in health care.
28
Mar

16 Opportunities for Food in Health Care

This infographic by Nourish: Future of Food in Health Care shares the various opportunities available to health care institutions in Canada to leverage food as a way to improve patient, organization and community outcomes. Download the full infographic as a PDF or explore it online below.  This infographic was developed with the support of Canadian Association of Physicians for the...
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A Fresh Crunch in School Lunch: BC's Farm to School Salad Bar Guide
04
Dec

A Fresh Crunch in School Lunch: BC’s Farm to School Salad Bar Guide, 2nd edition

In 2012, The Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) and their many partners wanted to see more children, more schools, more farms, and more communities enjoy the benefits of a Farm to School Salad bar Program. Thus, this guide was developed to support communities in their Farm to School endeavours. It provides practical information, tips,...
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1st Edition: A Fresh Crunch in School Lunch: BC's Farm to School Salad Bar Guide
04
Dec

A Fresh Crunch in School Lunch: BC’s Farm to School Salad Bar Guide, 1st edition

In 2012, the Public Health Association of BC (PHABC) and their many partners wanted to see more children, schools, farms, and communities enjoy the benefits of a Farm to School Salad Bar Program. Thus, the guide provides practical information, tips, and tools for developing a local program that complies with provincial and federal health regulations...
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Farm to School: Canada Digs In
03
Dec

Farm to Cafeteria Canada – Proud to lead the national Farm to School movement

This storybook provides an overview of the Farm to School movement in Canada. Stories from across the country are featured, showcasing the diverse models and players, and highlighting the reasons why so many people are drawn to this approach. It is intended as a resource for school champions, food system advocates, policy makers, funders, and...
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Benefits of Farm to School
28
Nov

The Benefits of Farm to School

This fact sheet offers a research-based overview of the benefits of farm to school and provides a list of sources.  Stated benefits are provided under 5 themes:  (1) Economic Development (Job Creation and Economic Activity; Farmer and Producer Income), (2) Public Health (Student Nutrition Behaviors; Knowledge, Attitudes and Access), (3) Education (Student Engagement and Academic...
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