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Farm to Cafeteria Canada News, October 2018, Issue 9

Farm to School Month 2018

In this Issue:

  • Local Food on the Public Plate: Pan Canadian News
    • Farm to School Month is Here! @DigInCanada
    • NEWS! On the 2019 National Farm to School Conference
  • Local Food on the Public Plate: Regional News
    • (ON) Salad Bar Grant Recipients Share F2S’s Impact in Ontario
    • (PEI) Announcing the F2CC RL for Prince Edward Island!
    • (MX)  Farm to Campus Initiative at University of Victoria Looks to Bring ‘Good Food’ to Campus
    • (BC) Fresh Ideas in Farm to School: Summer Salad Bars at the Farmers’ Market in New Denver BC
    • (NL) Making Healthy, Local Choices Easy and Accessible in Newfoundland & Labrador
    • (NB) Enhanced New Brunswick School Nutrition Policy Calls for More Healthy, Local Food in Schools!
    • NEW Faces at The National Table
    • Put Your School on the Map!

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Today is Family Literacy Day and this year's theme is: Learning in the Great Outdoors 🌱🍓🌳🏵️How perfect! Last fall we celebrated all the ways that farm to school is grounded in land-based learning. We have seen the healthy impacts of outdoor classrooms and we encourage hands-on-learning as part of the school curriculum! bit.ly/34iYnsgHow do YOU learn in the great outdoors?Check out resources and activities with Life Literacy Canada: abclifeliteracy.ca/all-programs/family-literacy-day/@abclifeliteracy #farm2school #landbasedlearning #outdoorclassrooms #handsonlearning ... See MoreSee Less
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It has been 5 years since the launch of the Farm to School Canada Grant program. Incredibly, that program has now afforded more than 53,000 students in 133 schools right across Canada an opportunity to feast on healthy local foods at school.One of most important aspects of the grant program continues to be it's FLEXIBILITY, underpinned by the understanding that a cookie cutter approach to school food is NOT going to work in Canada. To close the distance between children, their food and their land, in this vast country with it’s diverse ecosystems and its multicoloured tapestry of people and food culture, the program needs to meet children, schools, and whole communities where they were at. It also needs to be developed, and driven by the community - the school and the local food system community.Today, if you visit any of these schools you will likely see a whole lot more than a salad bar. School greenhouses, gardens, farms, smoke houses, root cellars, kitchens, and/or dining areas are commonplace in recipient schools. And in these places, often the heartbeat of the school, you will likely see dozens of excited children happily digging in.I suppose this is why I am thrilled to see that F2CC and WKF have put out another call for proposals. Up to $10,000 per school is available. If your school has a vision, partners, and a plan, please send in a proposal. Deadline January 31, 2022. www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/our-work/farm-to-school-grants/ ... See MoreSee Less
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