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Loughborough Public School Garden and Salad Bar Program
27
Feb

Loughborough Public School Garden and Salad Bar Program

Loughbourough Public School, Sydenham, ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) We make the call on the announcements for each of the three divisions and listen for the thunder of feet to rush down to our foyer where the locally provided food awaits. Prepared just across the road by culinary students from our neighbouring high school, this food is...
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26
Oct

Benefits of Farm to School

Farm to School programs bring healthy, local food into schools, from pre-schools to campuses, providing opportunities for hands-on learning that enhances food literacy while strengthening local food systems and school and community connectedness. The Benefits of Farm to School: Evidence from Canada demonstrates the impacts of Farm to School activities, which include public health, education and learning,...
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U of O students bring fresh food idea home
25
Oct

U of Ottawa Students Bring Fresh Food Idea Home

Photo: Inside The Growcer’s container at University of Ottawa. (CBC News) The Growcer created as solution to high food prices in Canada’s North Some University of Ottawa students have come up with a fresh idea for sustainable food production, both up North and right here on campus. From the outside, it’s a large green and white shipping container designed...
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National Farm-to-School Month: Highlighting 30 Innovative Programs from Across the Globe
12
Oct

Highlighting 30 Innovative Farm to School Programs from Across the Globe

October is national Farm-to-School Month in the United States. Thousands of schools, education sites, and organizations across the world, are embracing food education through school gardens, educational farms, and school meals filled with nutritious, local, and seasonal ingredients. It’s time to celebrate farm-to-school organizations from around the globe. Farm-to-school programs can help bring locally sourced and nutritious...
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Meal Exchange story
01
Oct

Farm to Campus Initiative at University of Victoria Looks to Bring ‘Good Food’ to Campus

Jess Schellenberg is a student at the University of Victoria, where she is completing a double major in Environmental Studies and Political Science, with a minor in Education. Even with a full course load on her plate, she still finds the time to lead the Meal Exchange chapter on campus, which for the past year...
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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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Growing a garden grows awareness of intricate food system
07
Sep

Growing a Garden Grows Awareness of Intricate Food System

Photo: Dr. Tara Moreau, a plant scientist and lead researcher and educator at the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research. She helps people focus on real-life solutions to help prop up place-based food systems. Our F2CC team attended the Place Based Food Systems Conference in August, with the opportunity to connect with thought leaders...
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Conestoga prof plants Indigenous foods garden to help teach land management
22
Aug

Conestoga prof plants Indigenous foods garden to help teach land management

Photo: An Indigenous foods garden is being created at the Rare Charitable Research Reserve in Cambridge. Leading the project is Andrew Judge, a a professor and co-ordinator of Indigenous studies at Conestoga College.(Submitted by Andrew Judge) The sounds of birds and insects envelop Andrew Judge as he stands in a new garden at the Rare Charitable Research...
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Foodshare 2017: A year in review
31
Jul

Foodshare 2017: A Year in Review

In 2017, we settled in to our new home. We mulled over a lot of ideas. We made some tough choices. And we continued working to advance “Good Food for All” in neighbourhoods across Toronto. We invite you to see our 2017 impacts in this report. Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2017!...
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29
Jun

Haida Gwaii Students Nourished with Food from the Land and Sea

Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary School, Masset BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) I remember the first salad bar many years ago at Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay (GTNS), a high school on the north end of Haida Gwaii. When faced with the salad bar over flowing fruit and vegetables, students filled their plates with ranch salad dressing and bacon...
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