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

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

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'

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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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

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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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

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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Food Literacy for Life

Food literacy is increasingly recognized as an important influence on eating patterns. (1, 2) Currently, there is no reliable tool to measure food literacy. The absence of a measurement tool along with a limited shared understanding of the comprehensive nature of food literacy makes it challenging for nutrition practitioners to assess the impact of food literacy...
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Canada’s Food Guide: People, Place and Planet in Mind

ON March 21, the CDN government released a report outlining  proposed guiding principles and recommendations to inform the development of a new Food Guide, based on data gathered through a pan-Canadian public consultation process. As expected there was strong support for tools to help Canadians increase their intake of water, and fruits and vegetables and...
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New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

This beautifully illustrated step by step guide, available in both official languages, was designed specifically to support school communities and the local food supply sector in their efforts to advance Farm to School in New Brunswick. While the guide was developed with NB in mind, it draws upon the latest, most innovative approaches and tools...
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