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01
Oct

Farm to School: Canada Digs In! Report 2020

Access Stories, Resources and Impacts October is Farm to School Month and this year, we’re celebrating the impacts of farm to school all across the country. We know this school year is different from any other. Schools are doing their best to adapt in significant ways. We are taking this time to share the farm...
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01
Oct

Canada Digs In Report 2020

Between September 2016 and June 2020, 86 schools and 10 campuses participated in the Canada Digs In! initiative. Schools received grants of up to $10,000 to deliver farm to school salad bar programs. Students ate local and healthy food, participated in hands-on food literacy activities and connected with local food providers, growers, chefs, knowledge keepers, public...
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24
Aug

George Brown College releases new report: Generating Success for Farm to School

George Brown College has released 2 new resources as a result of a 3-year partnership with Farm to Cafeteria Canada, Sustain Ontario and Ecosource:  A research paper entitled Generating Success for Farm to School, written by Gary Hoyer and Chinh Do. This paper explores the many benefits of the farm to school approach and illustrates...
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Farm-to-School Grant Funding Increases Children’s Access to Local Fruits and Vegetables in Oregon
17
Apr

Farm-to-School Grant Funding Increases Children’s Access to Local Fruits and Vegetables in Oregon

This report measures the reach of Oregon’s legislated farm-to-school grant program among school districts and children, particularly low income, and examines changes in local purchasineg, particularly fruit and vegetables, and the use of produce from school gardens in school meals.  Read the full article Authors: Kristen C. Giombi, RTI International Anupama Joshi, National Farm to...
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Farm to Campus, Farm to School Farm to School Canada
12
Feb

UBC: A leader in sustainable and just food systems

By Neal Cameron The University of British Columbia has been a leader in moving food service procurement towards supporting more sustainable and just food systems. As the first Fair Trade Certified Campus in Canada and the first Canadian university to purchase exclusively OceanWise seafood, UBC has shown a commitment to engaging in food system change....
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Canadian school kids' diet changes are 'definitely good news'
28
Aug

New Research: Dietary quality in Canadian Students is Improving 

Photo: Children at an elementary school in Toronto eat snacks in the cafeteria in 2004, the first year of the study. Since then, younger kids have continued to eat more nutritiously than teens. (Adrian Wyld/The Canadian Press) Researchers at the University of British Columbia (UBC) have found that the diet quality of students (age 6 –...
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31
May

Farm to School Food Guide

A look at how Farm to School initiatives in Canada align with the new Canada’s Food Guide  This resource was developed to look and feel like the new Canada’s Food Guide . Developed to be shared at the National Farm to School Conference held in May, this fact sheet showcases some preliminary results from the...
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BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program Evaluation
03
Dec

BC School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program Evaluation

A Summary Report of the BC School Fruit & Vegetable Nutritional Program evaluation conducted in the 2017-2018 school year. The evaluation assessed program awareness among students, teachers/coordinators and families, program impact on students and their families, and program use by teachers to support delivery of the BC curriculum. The evaluation was led by BC Agriculture...
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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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Whole Kids Foundation 2018 Report
18
Apr

Raising the Bar!

A look at the early impact of the Farm to School Canada Grant Program Throughout Canada and the United States, a momentum of activity is taking place to get fresh healthy foods from nearby farms, lands, and waters into the minds and onto the plates of students. Sparked by motivation to improve student nutrition, food...
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