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06
Dec

SOYL: Empowering Youth to Grow Food and Themselves

This year, 5000 children and youth have grown good food AND themselves in Fresh Roots programs like SOYL, their youth-empowerment program. They are trying to raise $10,000 by December 31, 2018 to support even more young people, so please donate now at http://freshroots.ca/donate! Filmed and edited by Farzine Macrae of Macrae Multimedia (http://macraemultimedia.ca) From Fresh...
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The South Shore School Food Project
30
Oct

The South Shore School Food Project

We get an update on the South Shore School Food Project and find out how interactive learning opportunities with food can promote confidence in kids to try new things. The South Shore School Food Project We get an update on the South Shore School Food Project and find out how interactive learning opportunities with food...
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13
Sep

Reframing Healthy Food in Health Care Webinar

The question of what qualifies as “healthy” food is highly contested in health care and beyond. This conversation is alive and well in our leadership cohort, and we want to engage it publicly. At the Reframing Healthy Food in Heath Care webinar we brought together diverse perspectives from three thought-leaders to explore how hospitals and...
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Ecole Franco-Nord Food Program Grows
31
May

Ecole Franco-Nord Food Program Grows

PRINCE GEORGE – For many, people growing their own food it sometimes helps them to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.  There’re just over 100 students that attend Ecole Franco-Nord. And each week some students have the opportunity to taste foods grown locally and from a school garden.  With support from the Farm to Cafeteria...
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Victoria High Farm
13
Apr

Victoria’s First School Farm Opens to Inspire Next Generation of Farmers

Their school may be in the middle of the city, but Vic High students are about to get a lesson in farming. “It just makes me happy to be outside and doing something positive, and seeing the results of plants growing,” explained student Kenni Apt. Victoria’s first school farm will see students cultivate their own...
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Road Trip from Mexico to Canada: Experiencing Local Food
15
Dec

Road Trip from Mexico to Canada: Experiencing Local Food

In the summer of 2017, I set out on a road trip from Monterrey, Mexico, to Toronto, Canada, filming a documentary series on North American local food initiatives. During this 4,800-kilometer (3,000-mile) journey, my co-creator and I had the privilege of meeting dozens of farmers, small-business owners, community organizers, and food advocates who shared an...
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02
Dec

Farm to School: Canada Digs In! Video

This inspiring video captures the voices and images of several key champions and success stories in the rapidly growing Farm to School movement across Canada. It highlights how Farm to School is getting healthy, local, sustainable food on the minds and on the plates of students. It was filmed in British Columbia, New Brunswick, and...
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Local Foods to School: Reconnecting the children of Haida Gwaii to their land and their food.
01
Dec

Foods From the Islands: Changing the Way We Feed Our Kids

A beautiful 8-minute documentary sharing how the people of Haida Gwaii have come together through a Learning Circle to transform the systems that feed their kids. This video showcases the efforts of the Haida Gwaii Local Foods to School initiatives that are bringing local foods and traditions into schools by connecting students and staff with...
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30
Nov

Alternative Avenues to Local Food in Schools: Ingredients for Success

This report,  Alternative Avenues to Local Food in Schools: Ingredients for Success, provides the current school food context in 3 regions, Durham, Peel, and Thunder Bay, details 7 pilot projects, and includes 8 “Ingredients for Success” or guidelines for implementing local food projects that resulted from the pilots. As you continue to bring local food...
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