New Brunswick
Cambridge-Narrows, NB, Marcy Malloy
Photo: École Cambridge-Narrows, Cambridge-Narrows (N.-B.), Marcy Malloy On June 13, 2018, New Brunswick’s Department of Education and Early Childhood Development (EECD) released its newly enhanced public school nutrition policy (Policy 711) to ensure all New Brunswick students have access to healthier foods and moreover, creating healthier school food environments in all New Brunswick public schools. “Offering healthier food choices...
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A Part-Time New Brunswick Farm School Animator Position Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) seeks a part-time dynamic, organized, School Animator tasked with building capacity and advancing Farm to School (F2S) activity in New Brunswick. This includes a focus on supporting up to 8 New Brunswick schools and assisting to establish, evaluate and sustain their F2S...
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Le Réseau des cafétérias communautaires and the source of the growing local food movement in South Eastern New Brunswick schools. In 2009, Rachel Schofield Martin could no longer stand seeing children at her school being fed processed or frozen foods. The Bouctouche, New Brunswick educator set herself a goal: abolish the contract between the school...
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A few of the Hillcrest gardeners, including, from left, teacher Marc Merhebi, and students Connor Campbell, Aidyn Bulmer and Cameron LeBlanc. (Vanessa Blanch/CBC)
Attendance is up at Moncton’s Hillcrest School, thanks to a class project building a hydroponic lettuce garden Every time he walks into the classroom that is now home to a hydroponic garden, with 72 heads of lettuce, middle school teacher Marc Merhebi is “full-on flabbergasted.” The classroom at Hillcrest School in Moncton has been transformed by his science...
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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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The Business Of Getting Affordable, Local Food onto the Plates Of New Brunswickers
Photo: Tomavo on Mountain Road in Moncton tries hard to stock as much local produce as it can. Image: Tomavo Facebook page. MONCTON – Businesses are teaming up with non-profit organizations, government agencies, public institutions, community groups and farmers to get healthy, low-cost, local food onto the plates of New Brunswickers. The ways local businesses are trying...
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Students applauded for push to fix 'broken' food system in schools
Photo: The ‘DIY cafeteria service’ currently running at Harbour View High in Saint John features vegetables grown in the school’s garden. (Facebook) Saint John school’s petition for healthy lunches is ‘powerful action,’ says food security network A Saint John high school’s student-led fight for healthier cafeteria lunches is part of an “inspiring” trend of school communities...
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New Brunswick Acts to Increase the Amount of Local Food in School Cafeterias
In 2016, the Government of New Brunswick launched its Local Food and Beverage Strategy, Buy/Achetez NB.  Among the strategy’s objectives was improved availability of local food and beverages.  Including more local products in schools was identified as an opportunity to that end.  As a result, one of the key actions identified within the strategy was...
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'Farm to School' successful in New Brunswick
New Brunswick has 68 recognized ‘Farm to Schools’ Photo: Matthew Childs, left, and Liam Lundrigan working in the garden beside Harbour View High School. (Joseph Tunney/CBC) When it comes to growing fruits and vegetables, New Brunswick schools are top banana. Harbour View High School in Saint John was designated a “Farm to School” earlier this month,...
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Local Food and Beverage Strategy unveiled
BOUCTOUCHE (GNB) – The provincial government officially unveiled its Local Food and Beverage Strategy at Ferme Michaud in Bouctouche today. The strategy provides local producers with new market opportunities. The strategy was identified last month as a key opportunity for growth in the New Brunswick Economic Growth Plan. “Increasing local food and beverage consumption can...
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