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16
Apr

Farm to School in Alberta

Exploring potential to bring locally sourced food to the minds and plates of Alberta’s students! Imagine if Alberta farmers and other local food producers provided the province’s children and youth with healthy, locally sourced food at school. As an agriculturally rich province, there is potential to connect Alberta’s students with their local food system using...
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12
Apr

The Three Sisters: history, culture and ways of growing

In this webinar, Elder Lix Lopez, member of the Maya in Exile Garden, will  highlight the importance of the Three Sisters – corn,  beans and squash – for  Mayan diet and culture. Through storytelling, he will describe the origin of this popular plant sisterhood, its relevance for the Mayan people and culture, and other Indigenous...
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30
Mar

Iqaluit high school students cook up mouth-watering lunches

Photo: From left: Grade 12 students Daniela Calamayan and Marline Nicolas make muskox spring rolls as part of Inuksuk High School’s lunch program. (Photo courtesy of Lael Kronick/Department of Education) By  Jane George nunatsiaq.com March 29, 2021 Students at Inuksuk High School in Iqaluit are in an enviable position: they are learning how to cook...
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24
Mar

Roots to Harvest Case Study: Outdoor Food Literacy deemed an “Essential Service” during COVID-19

Roots to Harvest is a non-profit organization that offers employment and experiential education opportunities in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Their mission is to use food as a tool to connect people to one another and build belonging and dignity through meaningful programs, initiatives and advocacy. Roots to Harvest’s many programs illustrate their broad mandate: Youth employment...
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24
Mar

Huband Park Elementary’s Salad Bar: Safely Adapting to COVID-19

School food programs everywhere have had to adapt to COVID-19 over the past year, and this of course includes our Salad Bar Grantees.  The following case study shares the story of Huband Park Elementary School in Courtenay, British Columbia, who have been able to pivot to the new reality with great success, thanks to the...
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05
Mar

Webinar Recap – The Recipe to Local Sourcing in Schools

Photo credit: Équiterre Équiterre, the provincial coordinator of the Farm to School program in Quebec, mobilizes school communities to adopt best practices that promote sustainable (healthy, local and eco-responsible) food and to set targets for purchasing Quebec food. During their February 24, 2021 webinar, Équiterre’s three facilitators presented different strategies for starting and sustaining local...
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01
Mar

A Salad Bar Success Case Study: St. Dominic & St. Luke in Oakville, Ontario

St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School and St. Luke Catholic Elementary School, two of our Farm to School Canada Grant recipients located in Oakville, Ontario, have found great success in delivering their salad bar lunch programs through a business model launched by two parents, Stacey Bean and Jill O’Reilley.  To share how they’ve been able to...
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01
Mar

Farm to School Helps Students Find their Healthy!

March is Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Good for you!” This simple concept centres on the idea that healthy eating looks different for everyone. Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s new Nutrition Month video shares how schools are developing farm to school programs in innovative and creative ways that are rooted in their own community...
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