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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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Five Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Farm to School Month
26
Oct

Five Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Farm to School Month

Image: The purpose of Farm to School Month is to promote the importance of farm to school activities in helping to improve child nutrition, support local economies and connect children and communities with the source of their food.  October is a busy month for both our nation’s farms and our nation’s schools. Farmers are harvesting...
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F2CC to co-host Canada’s First National School Food Conference Montreal, November 12 to 14, 2015 Registration is Now Open
03
Jun

2015 Changing the Menu Conference Video

Changing the Menu, the first-ever national school food conference in Canada took place on Nov 12-14, 2015 in Montreal. The conference was hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Farm to Cafeteria Canada and Équiterre. It was also brought to you by the partners of the Nourishing School Communities initiative. For more information on the...
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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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