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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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In planting campus gardens, university students root themselves in the larger world
10
Sep

Planting Campus Gardens

Photo: Karim Wadood, a senior, pulls weeds with Abby Wallace, a sophomore, at The George Washington University’s GroW Garden. (Photo by Calla Kessler/The Washington Post) University students root themselves in the larger world On Wednesday afternoon, when the city felt trapped inside a soup cauldron, Yvana Petros, 21, crouched alongside H Street NW and dug her...
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Growing a garden grows awareness of intricate food system
07
Sep

Growing a Garden Grows Awareness of Intricate Food System

Photo: Dr. Tara Moreau, a plant scientist and lead researcher and educator at the UBC Botanical Garden and Centre for Plant Research. She helps people focus on real-life solutions to help prop up place-based food systems. Our F2CC team attended the Place Based Food Systems Conference in August, with the opportunity to connect with thought leaders...
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‘Farm-to-school’ movement takes root in Canada
05
Sep

‘Farm-to-school’ Movement Takes Root in Canada

A “farm-to-school” movement is growing fast across Canada. More than 40,000 students were eating local fruits and vegetables at 150 Ontario schools during 2017-18, via the Tasty Ontario Tuesdays program. Led by the southwest branch of the Ontario Student Nutrition Program (OSNP), supported by the Greenbelt Foundation and Foodland Ontario, this program has purchased and delivered over $55,000 of local...
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ORGANIC VEGETABLES AT CHU SAINTE-JUSTINE
16
Jul

Organic Vegetables at CHU Sainte-Justine

The Sainte-Justine Hospital Centre has taken a big step towards healthier food options for its patients, visitors and staff members. Beginning this summer, Délipapilles, the hospital’s food service, will be using local organic vegetables to prepare its meals. Through a partnership with Équiterre, Délipapilles is working directly with three Quebec organic farms from the Bio Locaux collective,...
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03
Jul

École Robb Road’s Salad Bar is Growing!

Ecole Robb Road, Comox, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) Our second year of Salad Bar has been a delicious meal to count on every Tuesday at École Robb Road Elementary in Comox, British Columbia. We are so fortunate to live in the Comox Valley, to be able to enjoy the bounty of our veggie growing community...
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03
Jul

Primrose Elementary School & Local Food … A Love Story

Primrose Elementary School, Primrose, ON Total student enrollment: 520 2017-2018 (Year 2) The Salad Bar at Primrose ES has made a big impact at the school. Starting with the visual impact, it is served in our main foyer, where people coming in and out of the school see it in progress, enjoy the bright colours...
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03
Jul

Templeton Secondary

Templeton High School, Vancouver, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) This is our third year running our garden, and in these three years our school of 850 students has seen some amazing moments of learning, both for students and staff. Running a high school garden, even in this short amount of time, has provided the opportunity for...
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Horsefly Elementary Junior Secondary Schools, Williams Lake BC
03
Jul

Adventures in Horsefly

Horsefly Elementary School, Horsefly, BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) In the middle of the Province of BC, about 45 minutes east of Williams Lake, in prime ranching and forestry country, surrounded by mountains, lakes and wildlife, one will find the thriving metropolis of Horsefly which includes one very friendly, family-based school, Horsefly Elementary/Junior Secondary. Our school,...
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Heydon Park High School, Toronto
03
Jul

Heydon Park’s Salad Bar Story

Heydon Park Secondary, Toronto, ON 2017-2018 (Year 2) Heydon Park Secondary School is Toronto District School Board’s only all-female high school that provides programming for students with learning challenges to help each student reach their full potential. We run both a credit and non-credit program for just over 150 students where we focus on a...
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