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Farm to School: Canada Digs In
03
Dec

Farm to Cafeteria Canada – Proud to lead the national Farm to School movement

This storybook provides an overview of the Farm to School movement in Canada. Stories from across the country are featured, showcasing the diverse models and players, and highlighting the reasons why so many people are drawn to this approach. It is intended as a resource for school champions, food system advocates, policy makers, funders, and...
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Benefits of Farm to School
28
Nov

The Benefits of Farm to School

This fact sheet offers a research-based overview of the benefits of farm to school and provides a list of sources.  Stated benefits are provided under 5 themes:  (1) Economic Development (Job Creation and Economic Activity; Farmer and Producer Income), (2) Public Health (Student Nutrition Behaviors; Knowledge, Attitudes and Access), (3) Education (Student Engagement and Academic...
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Forest Grove Elementary, Burnaby, BC
19
Oct

Forest Grove Elementary

Farm to Cafeteria Canada – Grant Report from Forest Grove Elementary – Spring Event Forest Grove Elementary in Burnaby, BC was the grant recipient of $1,500 from Farm to Cafeteria Canada in 2016 where funds used needed to connect students to local food producers (gardeners, farmers, chefs, bakers or cheese makers etc.) On June 6,...
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MP Julie Dabrusin, Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor, CPHO Dr. Theresa Tam,  Kim Herrington from Whole Kids Foundation,  and Joanne Bays from F2CC planting a tree at Norman Johnston Alternate School to celebrate Just Dig In.
06
Oct

2017 Farm to School Month Canada Photo Gallery

Canada’s Minister of Health Digs in to Launch Farm to School Month Canada and a New panCanadian Farm to School Initiative Norman Johnston Alternative School, Glouchester, Ontario. Subjects in Photo (left to right): Julie Dabrosin,  MP Toronto-Danforth, Ginette Petitpas Taylor, Canada’s Minister of Heaith, Dr Theresa Tam, Canada’s Chief Public Health Officer, Kim Herrington, Program Director, Whole Kids...
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01
Sep

Maggie’s Salad Bar

Princess Margaret Secondary School, Penticton, BC The Farm to School grant offered by Farm to cafeteria Canada and the Whole Kids Foundation was just what we needed to kick start a salad bar program at our high school in Penticton, BC. My name is Tristan Mennell and I have the good fortune of running the...
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FIVE BIG IDEAS FOR A BETTER FOOD SYSTEM
16
Aug

Five Big Ideas for a Better Food System

A PROPOSAL FROM FOOD SECURE CANADA FOR THE NATIONAL FOOD POLICY Canadians are concerned with the health and sustainability of the food they eat, and, as more and more people struggle to put good food on the table, our food system has become an issue of increasing priority. Unhealthy diets claim more lives than any...
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Unanimous Support Secures the Future of "Farm to School" in Oregon
26
Jul

Unanimous Support Secures the Future of “Farm to School” in Oregon

Unanimous support from the Oregon House, Senate and governor has passed a bill that supports local food in schools. House Bill 2038 allocates $4.5 million for schools to continue to buy Oregon-grown and processed foods and to support agriculture- and garden-based education. With 144 school districts participating in the program, here are some ways this...
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16
Jun

The Corny Tour at Covert Farms

SenPokChin Elementary School, Oliver, BC How to make your Farm to School Program more exciting than recess? Take your students to the great outdoor classroom for a food adventure! Recently, Sen Pok Chin students from Oliver, BC took part in The Corny Tour at Covert Farms Organics Family Estate. Students in grades kindergarten to grade...
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04
Jun

Embracing Food Literacy

Brocklehurst Middle School, Kamloops, BC What grew out of the Farm to School Salad Bar program at Brock Middle School in Kamloops, BC?  Food literacy momentum!  Central to that food literacy momentum? The establishment of a new Sustainability class.  Sustainability students donned critical thinking caps to assess and plan activities they might undertake within the...
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Dr. Suzuki Responds to Letter from Sprouting Chefs’ founder, Barb McMahon
03
Oct

Dr. Suzuki Responds to Letter from Sprouting Chefs’ Founder, Barb McMahon

Sprouting Chefs has been busy growing and cooking with school gardens at Burnaby Schools since2011. In February 2016 we planned our first ever annual fundraiser to help increase awareness and funding for our school garden programs. In order to make the event a success, I decided to take a huge leap of faith. The leap...
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