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Healthy eating success at Immaculate Heart of Mary Corner Brook, NL
24
Jul

Healthy Eating Success at Immaculate Heart of Mary

Immaculate Heart of Mary Elementary School, Corner Brook, NL 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Farm to School looks different in every school community because it’s built by the community, for the community. When developing a F2S initiative it’s important to consider the needs of the students it will serve, as well as practical considerations like the...
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Clarenville Middle School, Clarenville NL
08
Jul

Salad Bar launch is a hit with middle-school students on the east coast of Newfoundland

Clarenville Middle School, Clarenville NL 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Our grand opening for the Farm to School initiative was a resounding success!  As a means to expose children to a wide variety of healthy eating choices, we offered free subs to all students who were interested. We offered a grilled chicken sub, and students lined...
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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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06
Nov

NL Farm to School Fall Training

October 25-26, 2018 St. John’s, Newfoundland # attendees: 21 Theme/overall purpose: Food First NL preparing 3 schools in Newfoundland to launch new F2S programs with funding from the F2CC F2S Canada Grants. Short description: Food First NL hosted a fun 2-day Farm to School training event in Newfoundland to prepare 3 new schools to launch F2S...
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Lester Farm Market
31
Oct

Farm to School in Newfoundland

A Conversation with 6th Generation Farmer, Susan Lester Susan Lester, Market Manager at Lester’s Farm & Market 173 Brookfield Road, St, John’s, NL “My name is Susan Lester, I am the market manager at my family farm, Lester’s Farm Market located on Brookfield Road. As most farm kids, I grew up helping out on the...
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Community garden at The Gathering Place provides, food, structure and meaningful work for guests at St. John’s facility
31
Jul

Community Garden at The Gathering Place

Providing food, structure and meaningful work for guests at St. John’s facility. Photo: Tell me Charles, how does your garden grow? By the looks of it, quite well. Charles Noseworthy, celebrating his 36th birthday on Monday, was on hand to celebrate the second year of The Gathering Place garden, which this year will see its wares...
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Farm to School Funding in NL
20
Jul

2018 F2S Funding for NL – Stories in the Media

(Photo courtesy of VOCM article) The 2018 Farm to School funding announcement created quite the buzz around the country, and we were excited to add Newfoundland and Labrador to our list of funded provinces. It seems they were as well! Check out the media stories throughout their province: The Northern Pen http://www.northernpen.ca/news/clarenville-middle-school-receives-farm-to-school-grant-221594/ CBC Newfoundland-Labrador https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/federal-grants-for-middle-school-food-programs-1.4722341...
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3 SCHOOLS IN NL TO RECEIVE “FARM TO SCHOOL” GRANTS FROM NATIONAL PROGRAM
13
Jul

3 Schools in NL to Receive “Farm to School” Grants from National Program

Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC), the Whole Kids Foundation, and Food First NL have announced a second round of Farm to School Canada grants. Valued at up to $10,000 each, these grants will be delivered to 33 schools across the country, including 3 schools in Newfoundland & Labrador. The goal of F2CC’s Farm to School program is to...
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Local Farms Branching into Local Health Care System in NL: Pilot Project Underway
29
Jun

Local Farms Branching into Local Health Care System in NL

Pilot Project Underway Many of Food First NL’s projects overlap on a common goal: to make the healthy choice an easy choice for residents of Newfoundland & Labrador. Likewise, we also want to see the local choice become the easy choice. A key step toward reaching these goals is to get more healthy, local food...
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Federal grants help schools put crunch in their lunch
27
Jun

Federal Grants Help Schools Put Crunch in Their Lunch

Photo: Students at St. Bon’s in St. John’s got money from the Farm to School program last year and are already enjoying the fruits of their labour. (Food First NL) Funding will teach students about where their food comes from Three Newfoundland and Labrador schools are getting federal money to set up salad bars and composting programs,...
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