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Open Roads Public School, Dryden, ON
27
Jan

Open Roads Eats Local

Open Roads Public School, Dryden, ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) The Open Roads salad bar cart is up and rolling again.  This year we’re looking at using our “famous” homemade salad dressing as a fundraiser to support our goal to make the salad bar accessible to all.  As of yet unnamed, our salad dressing is the...
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A Toolbox of Policies to Advance Farm to School in Canada
16
Jul

A Toolbox of Policies to Advance Farm to School in Canada

On the heels of Canada’s First Farm to School Conference in May, we are taking action on your request for policy tools to advance Farm to School. In order to do so, we need your help! The USA have had Farm to School policies in place for over a decade, and recently released the “State...
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Budget 2019: Canada gets a national food policy
20
Mar

Budget 2019: Canada Gets a National Food Policy

Canada’s long-awaited national food policy is getting $134.4 million over five years, on a cash basis, starting next year, the Trudeau government says. The policy, outlined in Budget 2019, will focus on tackling food waste, improving community access to healthy food, shining a spotlight on Canadian food both at home and abroad, and increasing food...
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03
Jan

Denver’s New Sales Tax is the First in the Nation to Benefit Kids’ Health

The unprecedented new measure establishes a minimal sales tax to support healthy food access and food education programs for Denver youth over the next 10 years. The biggest takeaway from the recent election night in Colorado was the state’s historic blue wave, with Democratic candidates winning every statewide office and taking control of the state Senate. But...
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Cambridge-Narrows, NB, Marcy Malloy
01
Oct

Enhanced New Brunswick School Nutrition Policy Calls for More Healthy, Local Food in Schools!

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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05
Apr

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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Nourish Webinar: Collaborative Projects Public Kickoff
21
Mar

Nourish Webinar: Collaborative Projects Public Kickoff

Are you interested by the role that better food can play in delivering better health care? The Nourish leadership program has kicked off 5 collaborative projects and is looking for your engagement. Each team approaches a different dimension of the disconnect between food in health care, for example: better understanding the patient experience of food...
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Evaluation for Transformation: A Cross Sectional Framework For Farm to School
29
Nov

Evaluation for Transformation: A Cross-Sectoral Evaluation Framework for Farm to School

This is mostly the description on the NFSN’s website: Evaluation for Transformation defines the outcomes that farm to school has the potential to achieve and it offers common language, guidelines and metrics to understand those outcomes for the first time. The framework is organized around four key sectors: public health, community economic development, education and...
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National school food program needed
30
Aug

National School Food Program Needed

Photo: Canadian children are not provided consistent access to healthy food at school, Diana Bronson and Sasha McNicoll write. (JENNIFER BAIN/TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO) Canadian children return to school with insufficient access to healthy food Mon., Aug. 28, 2017 By DIANA BRONSON AND SASHA MCNICOLL www.thestar.com As children across the country go back to school, a recent...
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FIVE BIG IDEAS FOR A BETTER FOOD SYSTEM
16
Aug

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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