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16
Jun

Salad Bars Bring Local Food to School

In Quebec, the buzz surrounding local food is growing, not only among citizens and institutions, but also within the provincial government. The province has been promoting healthy, local and sustainable food in public institutions for several years.   In 2018, nine Quebec schools received grants of up to $10,000 as part of the Farm to...
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Case Study: The Good Food Challenge at the University of Victoria, Farm to Healthcare
02
Jun

Case Study: The Good Food Challenge at the University of Victoria

This case study explores farm to campus activities at the University of Victoria, a participating campus in the Farm to School: Canada Digs In! initiative.  Read this case study if you’re interested in understanding how Meal Exchange’s Good Food Challenge can be applied to not only increase the amount of healthy, just and sustainably produced food on campuses but how doing...
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Going Local: Food Procurement on Campus, Farm to Healthcare
02
Jun

Going Local Consultant Report: Farm-to-Campus Relationships at Canadian Universities

The popularity of local food and sustainable agricultural practices has grown since the early 2000s. But despite the growing demand for fresh, local and sustainable food, the reality is that most of our food still comes from industrial processes and from other countries. On-campus initiatives like Meal Exchange’s Good Food Challenge are trying to create...
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NL Learning Lab Guide_EN
01
May

Farm to School Learning Circles

This guide provides an introduction to the use of Learning Circles as a means of furthering Farm to School (F2S) efforts across Canada. It is primarily intended for use by local and regional F2S Coordinators to support their work to increase the availability of healthy, local, and sustainable food to children and youth. However, anyone...
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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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Economic Impacts of Farm to School: Case Studies and Assessment Tools
28
Nov

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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The Case for Carrots: A Healthy School Food Public-Private Partnership
20
Jun

The Case for Carrots: A Healthy School Food Public-Private Partnership

June 2016 – Nourishing School Communities (NSC) partners recently presented a case study and poster on the first two years of a public-private partnership with the Lunch Lady at the Transforming the Food Environment conference in Toronto, Ontario. Founded in 1993 by Ruthie Burd, the Lunch Lady is Canada’s largest privately-owned elementary school food provider....
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04
Mar

Case Study Series Highlights Local Seafood at Colleges, Schools & a Hospital in New England

At institutions throughout New England, dining staff are beginning to look to the sea as another source for local foods. Institutions from across health care, colleges & universities, and K-12 school systems are incorporating locally caught seafood into their meals for a variety of reasons and through a variety of procurement models. FINE set out...
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18
Jan

Manitoba on the Menu

Schools, post-secondary, healthcare institutions and Crown corporations collectively purchase millions of dollars’ worth of food annually, yet little is known around how much local food has been purchased. At the same time, their large purchasing power and role as public facilities put institutions in a unique position to be positive drivers for growing our local...
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30
Jun

Local and Sustainable Food Procurement: A Case Study of Diversity Food Services

Institutions, such as universities, play an important role in food system change, whether it’s because they are publicly funded, or because stakeholders, such as students and administration can influence purchasing policies and practices within the institution. We sat down with Ben Kramer (Chef) and Kirsten Godbout (Manager of Food Operations) to learn more about their food...
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