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October 13, 2015
Reconnecting with Indigenous culture through local foods
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Oct

Reconnecting with our Culture Through Local Foods

Beyond connecting with local farms and farmers, Haida Gwaii schools are incorporating hunting, gathering, foraging, gardening and greenhouses into their schools’ food supply. This idea emerged naturally in a place where wild foods are so plentiful and the culture of feasting and sharing food is central to the island culture. This remote archipelago along the...
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Oct

Health Authority Staff Help Students get Dirty to Grow Interest in Healthy Food

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority dietitians and public health nurses are helping students get interested in growing and enjoying healthy food. They are members of the Farm to School Vancouver Area Regional Hub (F2SVA) that oversee Farm to School activities in the Vancouver area. A Vancity credit union grant provided the funds to hire a local...
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13
Oct

Growing Chefs! Transforming Choosy Kids into Kale Crusaders

Kids can be picky eaters and often choose food with high sugar and fat content over suspicious but nutritious greens. This reality is even more prevalent for low income families who cannot always afford fresh vegetables or quality protein. How do we change these patterns and instill healthy food habits in children from an early...
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13
Oct

Bayridge Students Experience Farm to Table First Hand

Photo: Students in the Baking and Business Focus Program at Bayridge Secondary School in the school’s new vegetable garden. Farm to table is a trend that has increased over the past few years; many people are finding great satisfaction in growing and cooking their own food and this is definitely the case for students in the...
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13
Oct

Kids Get to Taste Difference of Farm-fresh Carrots

Photo: Meredith Schimmens and Natalie Rocheleau of Radical Gardens have been busy picking and cleaning more than 1,000 pounds of carrots that will be delivered to local schools this week. As part of the Red Cross local Big Crunch event, students across the region will be given the locally grown vegetable as a means to improve...
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13
Oct

Fresh Approach to Healthy Habits

The seed is being planted early when it comes to healthy eating. Six daycares and dayhomes within the Five Hills Health Region have been awarded with portable green boxes so that children can learn to plant their own food. It’s not just the ABC’s these pre-schoolers are learning. It’s also about seeds, supplies and harvests....
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13
Oct

12 College Campuses Leading the Way for Sustainable Dining

Many cafeterias around the United States are working to provide students with healthy, sustainable meal options. To do this, colleges and universities are changing the way that they purchase and prepare food in their cafeterias, and many of them are beginning to source food locally. Universities can play a big role in their local and...
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