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Oakwood Elementary
10
Jul

Farm to School Approach in Action

Oakwood Public School, Oakville, ON 2018-2019 (Year 3) With the 2018/19 school year having official drawn to a close, the F2CC team has had the privilege of hearing from our many grantees participating in the Farm to School Canada: Digs-In! initiative and all that they’ve been up to in the past school year.  This includes...
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Mark R Isfeld, Courtenay, BC
05
Jul

Mark R Isfeld Salad Bar Program Launch

Mark R. Isfeld Secondary, Comox Valley, BC 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Students at Mark R. Isfeld Secondary in the Comox Valley were in for a refreshing change to their regular lunch hour. The school’s salad bar program officially launched Thursday, 21 February, 2019. Watch their video report:
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Food Matters Action Kit
02
May

Food Matters Action Kit

Join the Youth Movement to Prevent Food Waste, Protect Our Environment and Help Save the Planet Montreal, 11 April 2019—Youth can make a positive difference to prevent food waste, from small initiatives at home to more ambitious efforts that involve the whole community, by using the Commission for Environmental Cooperation’s (CEC) new Food Matters Action...
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06
Dec

SOYL: Empowering Youth to Grow Food and Themselves

This year, 5000 children and youth have grown good food AND themselves in Fresh Roots programs like SOYL, their youth-empowerment program. They are trying to raise $10,000 by December 31, 2018 to support even more young people, so please donate now at http://freshroots.ca/donate! Filmed and edited by Farzine Macrae of Macrae Multimedia (http://macraemultimedia.ca) From Fresh...
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The South Shore School Food Project
30
Oct

The South Shore School Food Project

We get an update on the South Shore School Food Project and find out how interactive learning opportunities with food can promote confidence in kids to try new things. The South Shore School Food Project We get an update on the South Shore School Food Project and find out how interactive learning opportunities with food...
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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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04
Jun

Huband Park Elementary’s Salad Bar

Huband Park Elementary School, Courtenay BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) Huband Park Elementary School in Courtenay BC is a rural school in a beautiful neighbourhood about 10 minutes north of town. Courtenay is a mid size city ½ way up Vancouver Island about 3 hours north of Victoria. Our school has 375 students in 17 divisions...
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Ecole Franco-Nord Food Program Grows
31
May

Ecole Franco-Nord Food Program Grows

PRINCE GEORGE – For many, people growing their own food it sometimes helps them to eat more fresh fruits and vegetables.  There’re just over 100 students that attend Ecole Franco-Nord. And each week some students have the opportunity to taste foods grown locally and from a school garden.  With support from the Farm to Cafeteria...
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Victoria High Farm
13
Apr

Victoria’s First School Farm Opens to Inspire Next Generation of Farmers

Their school may be in the middle of the city, but Vic High students are about to get a lesson in farming. “It just makes me happy to be outside and doing something positive, and seeing the results of plants growing,” explained student Kenni Apt. Victoria’s first school farm will see students cultivate their own...
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Road Trip from Mexico to Canada: Experiencing Local Food
15
Dec

Road Trip from Mexico to Canada: Experiencing Local Food

In the summer of 2017, I set out on a road trip from Monterrey, Mexico, to Toronto, Canada, filming a documentary series on North American local food initiatives. During this 4,800-kilometer (3,000-mile) journey, my co-creator and I had the privilege of meeting dozens of farmers, small-business owners, community organizers, and food advocates who shared an...
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