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01
Mar

A Salad Bar Success Case Study: St. Dominic & St. Luke in Oakville, Ontario

St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School and St. Luke Catholic Elementary School, two of our Farm to School Canada Grant recipients located in Oakville, Ontario, have found great success in delivering their salad bar lunch programs through a business model launched by two parents, Stacey Bean and Jill O’Reilley.  To share how they’ve been able to...
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02
Feb

Sharing our Farm to School Impact Videos

You’ve seen in our 2020 Canada Digs In! Report that farm to school programs support public health, community economic development, education & learning, and community connections. Now hear about these impacts firsthand in our Impact Videos!  In these 11 videos, 7 in English and 4 in French, we hear from our farm to school grantees...
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11
Jan

Growing a Movement: Farm to School in the Comox Valley

The beautiful Comox Valley, is situated on the East Coast of Vancouver Island on the traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation. Farm to school programs and the salad bar model were first introduced in the area in 2012 at Huband Park Elementary School. Inspired by Huband’s success, École Robb Road Elementary and Lake Trail Community...
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St. Bonaventure's College, NL.
17
Nov

Webinar Recordings: Sharing the Impacts of the Farm to School Canada Grants program

In October during Farm to School (F2S) Month we joined our provincial partners Sustain Ontario, Food First NL and the Public Health Association of BC in hosting webinars to share the exciting impacts of the Farm to School Canada Grants program in Ontario, Newfoundland and Labrador and British Columbia. Developed in partnership with the Whole...
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16
Jun

Salad Bars Bring Local Food to School

In Quebec, the buzz surrounding local food is growing, not only among citizens and institutions, but also within the provincial government. The province has been promoting healthy, local and sustainable food in public institutions for several years.   In 2018, nine Quebec schools received grants of up to $10,000 as part of the Farm to...
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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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National Farm-to-School Month: Highlighting 30 Innovative Programs from Across the Globe
12
Oct

Highlighting 30 Innovative Farm to School Programs from Across the Globe

October is national Farm-to-School Month in the United States. Thousands of schools, education sites, and organizations across the world, are embracing food education through school gardens, educational farms, and school meals filled with nutritious, local, and seasonal ingredients. It’s time to celebrate farm-to-school organizations from around the globe. Farm-to-school programs can help bring locally sourced and nutritious...
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13
Sep

Reframing Healthy Food in Health Care Webinar

The question of what qualifies as “healthy” food is highly contested in health care and beyond. This conversation is alive and well in our leadership cohort, and we want to engage it publicly. At the Reframing Healthy Food in Heath Care webinar we brought together diverse perspectives from three thought-leaders to explore how hospitals and...
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28
Jun

Volunteers Make Salads Zing

Lake Trail Middle School, Courtany, BC Total Number of Students: 331 in our school 2017-2018 (Year 2) The heart of Lake Trail School’s Weekly Salad Bar program is a core group of incredibly dedicated and enthusiastic volunteers. This group of 10 volunteers show up religiously every Tuesday to prep the salad bar ingredients for service...
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Reynolds Secondary School
27
Jun

Reynolds Farm In School Supports Salad Bar

 Reynolds Secondary School, Victoria, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) 1200 students Program Coordinator: Teacher, Heather Coey The first year of our salad program began in September 2010 after starting a food garden in our inner courtyard in 2008 in Victoria BC, Canada. The garden space was a diamond in the rough and has now flourished into...
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