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Farm to School Bills Aim to Teach Students to Produce Own Food
24
Feb

Hawaii Introduces Bills to Teach Students to Produce Own Food

When children go to school, they learn to read and write so they can get a good job or go to college. But what most don’t learn in school today is how to produce their own food. A bill that would help students learn to feed themselves in a sustainable way passed through the Senate...
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13
Feb

Ontario Establishes Goals to Increase Awareness of Local Food Learn About the Good Things Growing in Ontario

Ontario is spreading the word about local food to help increase consumer awareness of, and demand for, the good things that are grown, harvested and made in Ontario. Buying and supporting local food creates jobs and economic growth in communities across the province. As part of the Local Food Act, 2013, the Province has established...
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Media Release: New Brunswick doctors, dietitians recognize exceptional school food with ‘Where to Eat’ guide
12
Feb

Media Release: New Brunswick Doctors, Dietitians Recognize Exceptional School Food with ‘Where to Eat’ Guide

A week after releasing an in-depth analysis of school cafeteria menus from around the province, New Brunswick’s doctors and dietitians are recognizing schools serving exceptional food with a “Where to Eat” guide. The guide is the final component of this year’s Make Menus Matter project, undertaken jointly by the New Brunswick Medical Society and NB...
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Food Matters Manitoba has been able to be involved in the Small Scale Food Manitoba working group to create a report and advise the province on opportunities to support local food in Manitoba. We are pleased to see more being done to support a healthy and diverse local food system.
15
Jan

Advancing the Small Scale Food Sector in Manitoba

Food Matters Manitoba has been able to be involved in the Small Scale Food Manitoba working group to create a report and advise the province on opportunities to support local food in Manitoba. We are pleased to see more being done to support a healthy and diverse local food system. Food Matters Manitoba Read the...
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Nourishing School Communities
04
Nov

Webinar: From School Nutrition Policies to Reality

NRC KIDS IN FOCUS webinar series presents: Nourishing School Communities: From School Nutrition Policies to Reality When public-private partnerships work towards healthier school food. When: Thursday, December 4, 2014 Time: 12:00 PM Nourishing School Communities is a collaborative, evidence- based initiative that aims to give school children across Canada a fresh new perspective on food. Our partners...
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Rural Childhood Obesity Prevention Toolkit
21
Oct

Rural Childhood Obesity Prevention Toolkit

This new policy toolkit advocates Farm to School as one of a number of measures to prevent childhood obesity and to support healthy rural communities. The Rural Childhood Obesity Prevention Toolkit provides comprehensive policy options for healthy eating and active living that rural communities can implement to address this threat to children’s health. Recommendations are...
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Strategies to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases
16
Oct

Strategies to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases

Farm to institution programs are listed as one of the top 10 strategies to combat chronic disease and obesity. This document provides guidance for program managers, policy makers, and others on how to select strategies to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables. It offers the most relevant information on each type of strategy. The...
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Hospitals and Healthy Food: How Health Care Institutions Can HelpPromote Healthy Diets
02
Sep

Hospitals and Healthy Food: How Health Care Institutions Can Help Promote Healthy Diets

For decades, U.S. food and farm policy has been poorly aligned with public health objectives. But new opportunities,including an innovative federal program that provides incentives for low-income consumers to increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables, can now begin to address the problem. Click here to see the full article. Authors: UCSUSA & Johns Hopkins Center for...
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Hospitals and Healthy Food: How Health Care Institutions Can Improve Community Food Environments
02
Sep

Hospitals and Healthy Food: How Health Care Institutions Can Improve Community Food Environments

An innovative Farm Bill program could help hospitals and community groups partner to prevent chronic illness. Click here to see the full article. Author: UCSUSA              Date: 7/18/14
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07
Jul

New Local Food Rules Offer New Opportunities for Producers

NEW BRUNSWICK – The New Brunswick government’s new buy local policy for meetings and events is a good step but could lead to future opportunities for food producers and companies, according to a Fredericton business owner. Click here to see the full article Source: CBC News Journalist: Daniel McHardie  Date: Jun 27, 2014
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