Farm to School programs bring healthy, local food into schools, from pre-schools to campuses, providing opportunities for hands-on learning that enhances food literacy while strengthening local food systems and school and community connectedness. The Benefits of Farm to School: Evidence from Canada demonstrates the impacts of Farm to School activities, which include public health, education and learning, the environment, community connectedness and the economic benefits. It is complemented by the United States’ National Farm to School Network’s fact sheet, which provides an extensive list of benefits and sources backed by research from the US.
Read the complimentary US fact sheet
[…] As part of 2018’s Farm to School Month celebrations, Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) has released the much-anticipated fact sheet, The Benefits of Farm to School: Evidence from Canada. […]
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[…] F2CC’s Farm to School Benefits Sheet also underscores how farm to school initiatives foster environmental stewardship among students and the school community, listing these environmental outcomes: […]