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08
Sep

Outdoor Education: a forward-thinking approach to back-to-school

As September rolls around, the age-old concept of “back-to-school” just doesn’t have the same ring as past years.  According to a recently released United Nations policy brief, education as we know it will be fundamentally different, not just today but into the future.  Rather than going “back to school,“, we need different and forward-thinking approaches. One that is...
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24
Aug

George Brown College releases new report: Generating Success for Farm to School

George Brown College has released 2 new resources as a result of a 3-year partnership with Farm to Cafeteria Canada, Sustain Ontario and Ecosource:  A research paper entitled Generating Success for Farm to School, written by Gary Hoyer and Chinh Do. This paper explores the many benefits of the farm to school approach and illustrates...
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06
Jul

Plastic Free July

With the immediacy of a pandemic it can be easy to shift our attention away from the on-going climate crisis, but now more than where we need to do what we can to reduce single-use items. The pandemic has made this challenging in many ways, including in our food system. From temporarily banning BYOB (bring...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
27
Feb

Forest Park’s Salad Bar Story

Forest Park Elementary School, St. Thomas, ON Total Student Enrollment: 400+ 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) In 2018, Forest Park Elementary School partnered with Farm to Cafeteria Canada to provide a healthy and free salad bar weekly to all students. In an increasingly diverse socio-economic society, many students come to school without a healthy lunch. At...
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Farm to School Webinar series
15
Nov

Webinar: Can Schools Make Food Waste Reduction Go Viral?

Hosted on October 24, 2019 as part of Farm to School Month, this webinar explores qualities of ‘viral’ campaigns that may be applied to spark a youth movement to tackle food waste. Presented by Dr Tammara Soma, contributor on the 2019 Farm to School Month feature resource, Food Matters Action Toolkit. Available in English only. About the...
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27
Aug

Salad Days at MGCI 

Marc Garneau Collegiate Institute (Secondary), Toronto, ON 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Our journey began in 2017 with a casual conversation: a student garden would support our greenhouse activities, and make a great connection for our hospitality program… and with that we should have a student salad bar! Our overall vision was to foster a culture of local...
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Lambton-Kent Composite School, Dresden, ON
01
Aug

Red Rocket Salad Bar becomes a ‘new tradition’ at Lambton-Kent Composite

Lambton-Kent Composite School, Dresden, ON 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Lambton-Kent Composite School is located in the historical town of Dresden, Ontario, a small community in Southwestern Ontario.  Situated on a treed campus, Lambton-Kent Composite School is home to approximately 295 students and staff.  We are an agricultural community and many of our students are connected...
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Sydenham High School, Sydenham, ON
26
Jul

Elementary and High School Work Together for Salad Bar Success!

Sydenham High School, Sydenham, ON 2018-2019 (Additional Story) Sydenham High School is in a rural setting yet holds about 700 students.  It was very fortunate to receive a beautiful new kitchen as part of a renovation a few years ago.  In collaboration with our neighbouring elementary school, Loughborough, we have been helping to provide local...
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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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29
Apr

Earth Day Salad Bar at Huband Elementary

“I am so pleased to say that our “Earth Day” whole school salad bar was a HUGE success.” – Shannon Simpson CNP, BHK, TRP, CPT, Whole Health Family Wellness
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