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FIVE BIG IDEAS FOR A BETTER FOOD SYSTEM
A PROPOSAL FROM FOOD SECURE CANADA FOR THE NATIONAL FOOD POLICY Canadians are concerned with the health and sustainability of the food they eat, and, as more and more people struggle to put good food on the table, our food system has become an issue of increasing priority. Unhealthy diets claim more lives than any...
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(Taken from Growing Connection Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheGrowingConnection) Folks in Collingwood are catching on to the value of the TGC Pop Up garden, installed in early June…. Health & Taste is at hand, immediately, daily… Please share this video. Perhaps people everywhere will start to realize that the empty lot down the street, a future construction site,...
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Love is in the air – and in the bellies and in the fields of Mulmur, Ontario in Dufferin County – as Primrose Elementary School reflects on Year One of our new Salad Bar program. With our official “first date” on Valentine’s Day 2017, it’s no wonder that our students hit it off so well...
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École secondaire Hanmer is a small French high school situated in a rural Northern Ontario community with a population size of 180 students (grade 7-12). Our journey leading up to the Farm2School project started back in 2012 when we won a local community contest called the “Ugliest School Yard Contest”. The school grounds received a...
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In nature there is no waste, merely a cycle of cycles. One thing always leads to another. What a beautiful model to emulate. It is hard to say where the Loughborough Public School and Sydenham High School Food Literacy project begins. Does it start with the food our school and local farmers grow? The food...
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École secondaire Macdonald-Cartier is a french public school located in the heart of Sudbury, in Northern Ontario – the 3rd largest francophone community in Canada outside of Quebec! The student population from grade 7 to 12 is approximately 460 students. We applied for the Farm 2 School grant as part of a cluster application with...
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When the opportunity arose to grow our Fresh Foods project, Fellows High School  was ready! A few years ago,  in an attempt to increase the awareness of food security issues, age a couple of teachers started a community garden at our school . Although Pembroke, Ontario is in a rural area it has a small...
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“Hey, did you hear about that Farm to Cafeteria Salad Bar Grant?  Wouldn’t that be perfect for Oakwood Public School?” It began in March 2016 as a quiet conversation in a cubicle at a health department.   Then an email from Oakwood’s principal, “Go for it!” Then a flurry of emails with parents, volunteers, and...
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When Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s invitation  to apply for a salad bar grant arrived, the opportunity to bring healthy, fresh, local food into Open Roads School was enthusiastically received. However, as we sat around the table drawing up our plans,  it became apparent that there were at least two significant hurdles to be overcome.  First,...
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What an exciting 2016/2017 school year it has been at St. Dominic Elementary School! Our year started with our grant application being accepted from Farm to Cafeteria and becoming 1 of 23 schools in Ontario to participate in this unique salad bar program. We were thrilled and once the celebration settled down, we “dug in”...
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