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Oct

Why Can’t We Know What’s in Grandma’s Hospital Meal?

Source: The Tyee- October 18, 2012 Following on the example of St. Joseph’s hospital in Guelph, a nationally-recognized model of bringing local food into big institutions, we wanted to find out how patients’ meals measure up in Vancouver. Indeed, could we do a plate-by-plate comparison of hospital meals: their ingredients, how far they’d travelled, what our health...
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21
Oct

Can Hospital Food Be Fixed?

Source: The Tyee- October 17th, 2012 Guelph, Ont. — “Hospital food” is one of those phrases that evokes an almost visceral reaction from anyone who has had the displeasure of experiencing it first-hand. Bad hospital food stories are nothing new, but in the past few years there has been a renewed call to improve the...
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21
Oct

New network linking farms with cafeterias launched today with student food forum in Calgary

Source: Calgary Herald- October 16, 2o12  A new national network aimed at connecting farms to cafeterias — improving food in these institutions and, subsequently, those who use them — launched today as students here in Calgary learned more about the importance of local food. Farm to Cafeteria Canada is a national program, managed and administered by...
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17
Oct

Farm to Campus: UBC DIgs in

Steve Golob has been a chef at Vanier Hall at the University of British Columbia for 15 years and is passionate about local, fresh, healthy food. Vanier Hall serves over 2500 students per day, plus staff and faculty. When a student spends, on average, $5.90 for one of Steve’s meals, they’re in for a treat!...
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11
Sep

It Takes An Island: Growing Local in Haida Gwaii

A remote group of islands just south of the Alaskan panhandle and 100 km off the northern coast of British Columbia seems an unlikely location for Farm to Cafeteria – yet an amazing cluster of programs flourish there.  Farm to School, and Farm to Hospital programs seeded in the fall of 2010 are taking root...
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Ross Memorial Hospital decreases ecological footprint with wholesome, nutritious local food
22
Aug

Ross Memorial Hospital Decreases Ecological Footprint with Wholesome, Nutritious Local Food

Ross Memorial Hospital (RMH) is a 175 bed community hospital located in Lindsay, Ontario, serving more than 80,000 local residents and seasonal visitors. RMH has already received attention for its notable energy reduction campaigns but now they have turned their attention to greening the hospital’s food services. (See: www.greenhealthcare.ca/ross.pdf) One of the unique characteristics of...
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22
Aug

Local Food Provided by Macdonald Campus Farm

Imagine a campus that is able to serve in its dining halls fresh fruits and vegetables direct from its own farm. At McGill this is the possible because of a partnership between the McGill Food and Dining Services and its Macdonald Campus Farm. That is as local as it gets where the distance from farm...
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22
Aug

Green Court Project

Saint-Barthélemy school launched the Green Court Project, which aimed at beautifying and greening their schoolyard. This resulted in the creation of a large organic vegetable garden andseveral plots with flowers and herbs. The project was initiated by a teacher and the Court Green Committee (with parents) with undergraduate students helping to sow, garden and harvest. The project was launched with the House district network of gardens but now it is an independent project. See the project in video! Claude Martel, teacher, martelcl@csdm.qc.ca...
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22
Aug

Local Food at the Menu at Jean Talon Hospital, Montreal

Jean-Talon Hospital in Montreal was the first hospital to join Équiterre’s Soup’s On pilot project in 2007. After 5 years, the hospital continues to offer local fruits and vegetables when in season. 15% to 20% of the total fruits and vegetable purchases made are local produce. During the harvesting season from June to October, at least 1 local...
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08
Aug

Farm to Cafeteria to Entrepreneur!

I went to the Farm to Cafeteria conference in Richmond, BC, with a kernel of an idea–a seed, really, if you can pardon the really bad pun. My idea was to launch a catering company, Piknik, with a very specific niche: providing a fun, healthy, and inclusive hot lunch day option for kids. About a...
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**October 20th is International Chef's Day,** a tribute to the profession of culinary arts! What better way than to share the beautiful posts from our partners and friends who are celebrating their cooks, chefs and kitchen volunteers who cook up delicious, healthy and local meals for students! #InternationalChefsDay #farm2schoolAujourd'hui, c'est la journée internationale des cuisiniers !🌟👨‍🍳Nous profitons de cette occasion pour remercier du fond du cœur l'implication et l'engagement de tous les cuisiniers qui participent aux différents programmes de La Tablée des Chefs. Des Brigades Culinaires, en passant par Cuisine ton avenir, jusqu'aux Cuisines Solidaires, votre contribution est essentielle à notre mission : nourrir et éduquer. 🧡Merci de faire la différence, une portion à la fois, un jeune à la fois.🧡 ... See MoreSee Less
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# **Teaching the Curriculum Through Food Video Series! 🥕📹 ****🎬 Farm to Cafeteria Canada and Growing Chefs! Ontario are proud to share our new Teaching the Curriculum Through Food video series.**These short (5-20 min) videos have been developed, in a partnership between our two organizations, to support and inform teachers and volunteers across Canada who are looking to bring food literacy into their classrooms and engage students through food.**🔎 Check out our first videos in the series!**www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2021/10/teaching-the-curriculum-through-food/@growingchefsontario @SustainOnt #farm2school #schoolcurriculum #foodliteracy ... See MoreSee Less
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# **🥕📹 Enseignement des matières du programme scolaire avec l’alimentation grâce à une série de vidéos**🎬 C’est avec plaisir que De la ferme à la cafétéria Canada et Growing Chefs! Ontario vous présentent leur nouvelle série de vidéos Enseignement des matières du programme scolaire grâce à l’alimentation.Ces courtes vidéos de 5 à 20 minutes ont été créées dans le cadre d’un partenariat entre nos deux organisations. Elles ont pour but d’informer et de soutenir le personnel enseignant et les bénévoles de tout le Canada qui cherchent à présenter des notions de littératie alimentaire à leur classe et à motiver les élèves grâce à l’alimentation.🔎 Visionnez les premières vidéos de la série!www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/fr/2021/10/enseigner-des-matieres-programme-scolaire-avec-lalimentat...@growingchefsontario @SustainOnt #Delafermeàlécole ... See MoreSee Less
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