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20
Apr

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day with Farm to School!

Photo credit : École Louis-de-France, Trois-rivières, Québec Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd! The theme for 2021 is Restore Our Earth, with a focus on “natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.” Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s vision is vibrant and sustainable regional food systems that support...
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01
Mar

Farm to School Helps Students Find their Healthy!

March is Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Good for you!” This simple concept centres on the idea that healthy eating looks different for everyone. Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s new Nutrition Month video shares how schools are developing farm to school programs in innovative and creative ways that are rooted in their own community...
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25
Feb

Launching a Canada-wide Edible Education Community of Practice

Photo: Sunday Harrison / Green Thumbs Growing Kids Farm to Cafeteria Canada and the Coalition for Healthy School Food, alongside our shared regional partners, are excited to announce the launch of a national Edible Education Community of Practice (CoP)! We will be hosting an inaugural meeting of this newly established CoP on Wednesday, March 10...
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02
Feb

Sharing our Farm to School Impact Videos

You’ve seen in our 2020 Canada Digs In! Report that farm to school programs support public health, community economic development, education & learning, and community connections. Now hear about these impacts firsthand in our Impact Videos!  In these 11 videos, 7 in English and 4 in French, we hear from our farm to school grantees...
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31
Jan

Earth to Tables: a multimedia tool for educators

Since 2015, a group of food activists have come together to develop and launch the Earth to Tables Legacies project, a multimedia educational package focused on food justice and food sovereignty. The website offers a plethora of resources including compelling videos and facilitator’s guides supplemented by insightful commentary from activists & academics across Turtle Island...
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26
Jan

Farewell, to a very dear friend

Our hearts are heavy this week as we mourn the loss of a dear friend and mentor, Dr. Wayne Roberts, who died peacefully on January 20th. Wayne was a true leader and an inspiration in the food systems world, affectionately referred to as the Godfather of food policy in Canada. Wayne advocated for ‘people-centred food...
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11
Jan

Growing a Movement: Farm to School in the Comox Valley

The beautiful Comox Valley, is situated on the East Coast of Vancouver Island on the traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. Farm to school programs and the salad bar model were first introduced in the area in 2012 at Huband Park Elementary School. Inspired by Huband’s success, École Robb Road Elementary and Lake Trail Community...
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10
Dec

Cultivating Change: Antiracist principles in school food & Indigenous-led school food programs

From November 12-18th, Food Secure Canada’s online gathering, Cultivating Change, presented a rich program of events that looked at the intersections between food systems, anti-racism, decolonization and environmental justice movements.  As part of the event the Coalition for Healthy School Food hosted two important conversations: one on showcasing Indigenous-led school food programs, and one on...
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16
Nov

Achieving A Racially Just Food System

The U.S. National Farm to School Network (NFSN) has issued a call to action: by 2025, 100% of communities will hold power in a racially just food system. We can all learn from some of the ways NFSN has shared they are working toward this — by looking at how they’re advocating for values-based policies,...
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