f2s_building_evaluationThe Farm to School Salad Bar is a new and innovative initiative in British Columbia (BC) designed to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables amongst students and raise awareness of the health benefits of doing so. Although the concept of farm to school appears simple, it has multiple planning-related objectives including adopting a comprehensive and holistic approach to school nutrition, establishing links with local farmers and or producers and ensuring the initiative is environmentally friendly. The initiative drew on the work and experience of other farm to school initiatives from the United States (US) and from Ontario, as well as a local BC salad bar pilot project that was established in Dragon Lake Elementary School in Quesnel, B.C. in 2007.

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