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Joanne Bays
25
Jun

Reflections about Canada’s first National Farm to School Conference

An interview with Joanne Bays, National Director, Farm to Cafeteria Canada  In May, nearly 300 leaders from across North America gathered in Victoria BC to take part in Canada’s first National Farm to School Conference – an event designed to illuminate and inspire activity to get more local healthy foods in the minds and on the plates of students....
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26
Oct

Benefits of Farm to School

Farm to School programs bring healthy, local food into schools, from pre-schools to campuses, providing opportunities for hands-on learning that enhances food literacy while strengthening local food systems and school and community connectedness. The Benefits of Farm to School: Evidence from Canada demonstrates the impacts of Farm to School activities, which include public health, education and learning,...
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Fiddle Foot Farm, ON
10
Oct

Who Puts the Farm in Farm-to-School?

Amy Ouchterlony, Farmer & Co-owner of Fiddle Foot Farm in Mulmur Township, has been supplying vegetables to the Farm to School: Canada Digs In! Salad Bar Program since its beginning. The farm, run by Amy and her partner, has been in business since 2011. For most of that time, they have been supplying nutritious and...
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04
Dec

F2CC Fact Sheets

This set of 2 informative fact sheets concisely covers a great deal of important information. Primarily acting as a set of simple ‘two-pagers’, these documents offer a focused form of communication to those who are unfamiliar with Farm to Cafeteria Canada, and how it is unique, yet aligned with the Farm to School movement. The...
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02
Dec

Farm to School: Canada Digs In! Video

This inspiring video captures the voices and images of several key champions and success stories in the rapidly growing Farm to School movement across Canada. It highlights how Farm to School is getting healthy, local, sustainable food on the minds and on the plates of students. It was filmed in British Columbia, New Brunswick, and...
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Five Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Farm to School Month
26
Oct

Five Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Farm to School Month

Image: The purpose of Farm to School Month is to promote the importance of farm to school activities in helping to improve child nutrition, support local economies and connect children and communities with the source of their food.  October is a busy month for both our nation’s farms and our nation’s schools. Farmers are harvesting...
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Farm to School alive and well in Saanich
13
Oct

Farm to School Alive and Well in Saanich

I remember the feel of that bean in my hand, so smooth and shiny. We planted them into the soil in the white styrofoam cups and then lined them up along the windowsill in our classroom. Even though we knew it was going to happen, it seemed a wonder to see the first sprout push...
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Farm to Cafeteria Canada Factsheet
15
Aug

Farm to Cafeteria Canada Fact Sheets

They’re here! Our five national fact sheets are complete and ready for your viewing. Take some time to learn about our wonderful program and how you can start your very own project. Just don’t forget to send us pictures!   What is Farm to Cafeteria Canada? Quelle est de la ferme à la cafétéria Canada?...
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06
Feb

Farm to Cafeteria Canada 2016: A Year in Review

Farm to Cafeteria Canada has celebrated many successes in 2016! Be inspired and watch our year in review!
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13
Oct

Health Authority Staff Help Students get Dirty to Grow Interest in Healthy Food

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority dietitians and public health nurses are helping students get interested in growing and enjoying healthy food. They are members of the Farm to School Vancouver Area Regional Hub (F2SVA) that oversee Farm to School activities in the Vancouver area. A Vancity credit union grant provided the funds to hire a local...
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