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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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13
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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## ***workshop: december 12th!*****Until December 16th, the Government of Canada is seeking public input on school food programs and the most important objectives for a school food policy. **Join the **“Amplifying Our Voices”** Workshop to be held on Monday December 12, 2022 between noon and 1pm EST. Hosted by the Coalition for Healthy School Food, this interactive workshop will allow people to complete the form during the session or to complete it by their organization at a later time. **Register**[ **here](us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sdOutpzwiH9OuFaH7ms-CQhRNvS5pNiB8).****To have your say on a national school food policy, visit the [consultation web page](www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/school-food/consultation-school-food.html), read the discussion paper and share your views by December 16, 2022. ****For more info: **www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2022/11/have-your-say-on-building-a-national-school-food-policy/Coalition for Healthy School Food #farm2school #nationalschoolfoodpolicy #nationalschoolfoodprogram ... See MoreSee Less
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What is Farm to School?
CDN Fact Sheet


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Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
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Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
CDN Storybook


New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


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A New Crunch in School Lunch: BC Farm to School Salad Bar Guide.
BC Toolkit


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Tools From The Shed: Practical resources to operationalize your program
BC toolkit designed to accompany A New Crunch in School Lunch:  The BC  Farm to School Guide


F2S salad bars take root in New Brunswick

Looking for salad bar equipment in BC?


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Farm to School Frequently Asked Food Safety Questions: BC Guidelines


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USEFUL RESOURCES

f2s_aboutus_2015_en_online

What is Farm to School?
F2CC Fact Sheets


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Farm to School: Canada Digs In
F2CC Video


Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School: Canada Digs In
F2CC Storybook


New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


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For information on F2S Grants, email : grants@farmtocafeteriacanada.ca

To contact a Regional lead near you : Regional Leads

JOIN THE FARM TO SCHOOL MOVEMENT AT F2CC

Become a member of Farm to Cafeteria Canada

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Add your school to the National School Food Map!

 

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