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Regency Acres P.S.
2017-2018 (Year 2) Regency Acres P.S., Aurora, Ontario – York Region District School Board Regency Acres is a small school of 320 students. As we approach the end of year 2 of our grant, there is much to celebrate. This past school year, our school offered 20 salad days and served almost 2000 salads! This means...
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Huband Park Elementary School in Courtenay BC is a rural school in a beautiful neighbourhood about 10 minutes north of town. It has Seal Bay Nature Park close by with multiple trails for students to use and a salmon bearing creek that runs through the property.  As a rural school, there are a number of...
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Norman Johnston: From Field to Table
Norman Johnston Secondary Alternate Program is the poster child for high impact school food programs. With Mark Frankish as the Foods Program teacher, Laura Cardiff as the Garden Program teacher and all round healthy food advocate teacher Sally Collins leading the charge, Norman Johnston has changed the way their students feel about coming to school. As an...
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Ontario F2S Salad Bar Promotion Contest
Classroom Graphic Design Studio Package Farm to Cafeteria Canada is looking to help schools promote their Farm to School salad bars to students. This contest is being run as a trial and is open to Ontario elementary and secondary school students from Kindergarten to Grade 12. We want to see advertising posters and social media...
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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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Photo:On March 27 at the RCDSB meeting, students and faculty from Fellowes High School discussed the success of their Fellowes Fresh Food Project. Pictured here (from left) are Mckenna Boland, Fresh Food Project co-organizer Heather Witt, Tracy Estabrooks, co-organizer Sandi Theilheimer, Lydia Neigel, Christina Gravelle-St.Pierre, Hailey Hartwig, and school board trustee Leo Boland. Fellowes High...
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Community forums seek to connect people with food
AUNDECK OMNI KANING––Supporters of Manitoulin’s local food movement, both existing and newbies, gathered at the Four Directions Complex in Aundeck Omni Kaning on March 7 for the second of four Cultivating Food Sovereignty community forums. The forums are intended to provide a space for knowledge-sharing and collaboration. “These community forums are a part of the...
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Schools in the Headwaters Region are signing up for backpacks of Local Food—if you’re in the area, you can too!
Schools in the Headwaters Region are signing up for backpacks of Local Food—if you’re in the area, you can too! “I championed bringing Local Food Club to my children’s school because I want to support sustainable local food and farming,” Lisa Mychajluk tells us, “and create as many opportunities as possible to talk about food issues...
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Food for thought: students on campus want better quality in their residence dining halls
Photo: Dining hall server John Youkhana always tells the kids that when they head home they should always “take their laundry, and bring food back.” He lived in Saugeen-Maitland Hall during his undergrad, and says the food has not changed. Photographed on Jan. 12, 2018. Carmen Mallia / GAZETTE First-year medical sciences student Alexander Allegro sits...
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Heydon Park Secondary, Toronto, ON Our high school is located in the core of downtown Toronto where we have fast-food restaurants surrounding us that students can walk to in minutes, but more students turn up excited for lunch on Salad Bar day than on any other day of the week. The introduction of the Salad...
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