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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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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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Sustain Ontario
06
Sep

Growing Local Food Literacy – Webinar Recap

By Carolyn Webb, Sustain Ontario As the 4th in our free Local Food Literacy in Ontario Schools webinar series, this webinar – Growing Local Food Literacy – will focus on how to teach local food literacy while engaging students in developing gardening skills in various educational settings. Packed with hands-on tips and resources, our speakers from Ecosource (Region of Peel), Growing...
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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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16
Jun

“The Salad Bar Was A Huge Hit Today”

Gidgalang Kuuyas Naay , Queen Charolotte, BC “The salad bar was a huge hit today. Local carrots, kale salad with Hollyhock dressing, 3 potato salads -a traditional, a wasabi & a vinaigrette; (our vegan option) Amazing nut & bean veggie burgers, baked Halibut with sea asparagus tartar, and barbequed teriyaki spring salmon. Phew! Student prepared,...
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14
Jun

Grandview Grows!

Uuqinak’uuh  Elementary School, Vancouver, BC Grandview / Uuqinak’uuh Elementary School is a very special place! This Inner city school in Vancouver, British Columbia is lucky to have a lovely, expansive green space with many large trees, and a well established school garden and our open longhouse structure provides an outdoor teaching space (interrupted by a...
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Nourish: The future of food in health care
15
Mar

Food is Health: Capturing the full value of food in care

We are in an era of incredible pressure on the Canadian healthcare system. The silver tsunami and a growing burden of chronic disease are forcing a conversation around the next big innovation since medicare. From systems that are centralized and hierarchical, the MaRS Market Insights’ Transforming Health report finds a shift to new models of...
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Increasing Indigenous children's access to traditional foods report release
18
Jan

Increasing Indigenous Children’s Access to Traditional Foods in Early Childhood Programs

Indigenous cultures and identities are closely connected to the lands and waters where traditional foods are obtained. Harvesting, preparing and sharing traditional foods are important practices of Indigenous cultures, and traditional foods are part of a healthy diet. The Population and Public Health program, BC Centre for Disease Control, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and...
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Transforming the Systems That Feed Our Kids
21
Oct

Transforming the Systems That Feed Our Kids

The drive to get the local harvest in the minds and mouths of students is gearing up during Farm to School Month in  Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off the Northwest Coast of BC. “Haida Gwaii is surrounded by good food and rich traditions of eating from the land and the sea  and the fall is when...
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SCOTT GRAHAM
27
Jun

F2CC’s own Scott Graham Helps Schools and Institutions Gain Access to Local Produce

Are you curious about who is at the helm of Farm to Cafeteria Canada? This candid interview with Scott Graham by Tracy Giesz, originally posted in www.capturequeue.com, provides some lovely insights! Scott is the Associate Executive Director of the Social Planning and Research Council, (F2CC’s fiscal sponsor Agency) and he is a member of F2CC’s Leadership Council. Tracy...
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