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Ryerson University goes locavore
16
Oct

Ryerson University Goes Locavore

When Joshna Maharaj took charge of the food at Ryerson University last year there was a lot of negativity to overcome. Terms like “crappy” and “expensive” described the experience of eating on campus. Students and faculty, outraged by multimillion-dollar losses incurred by the multinational corporation that had been the campus food provider for two decades,...
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For Kids, the Meal Is the Message
16
Oct

For Kids, the Meal Is the Message

In her new book Getting to Yum, child-feeding guru Karen Le Billon details funny-yet-depressing statistics about children’s food knowledge all over the world. She cites a British study of 1,000 primary school students: only one in four knew that beef comes from cows. Another study of Australian children revealed that one-quarter thought yogurt grew on trees....
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Strategies to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases
16
Oct

Strategies to Prevent Obesity and Other Chronic Diseases

Farm to institution programs are listed as one of the top 10 strategies to combat chronic disease and obesity. This document provides guidance for program managers, policy makers, and others on how to select strategies to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables. It offers the most relevant information on each type of strategy. The...
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16
Oct

Farm to Elementary School Programming Increases Access to Fruits and Vegetables and Increases Their Consumption Among Those With Low Intake

Report assessing the effectiveness of Wisconsin Farm to School (F2S) programs in increasing students’ fruit and vegetable (FV) intake. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Andrea B. Bontrager Yoder, PhD, MM; Janice L. Liebhart, MS; Daniel J. McCarty, PhD; Amy Meinen, MPH, RD; Dale Schoeller, PhD; Camilla Vargas, MS; Tara LaRowe, PhD, RD June 18,...
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Farm to School: Six years and still growing
14
Oct

Farm to School: Six years and still growing

Hundreds of tourists, locals, and garlic lovers alike mingled at Hester Creek on Saturday for the 3rd Annual Garlic Festival. The festival provided entertainment, vendors, and wine sampling amidst the picturesque backdrop of the Hester Creek vineyards. Attendance was at an all-time high in its three year history, with proceeds going to the Farm to...
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World Food Day
10
Oct

World Food Day

Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth The October 16, 2014 World Food Day theme, “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth” was chosen to recognize the importance of family farming and small scale farmers. It focuses world attention on the significant role of family and small scale farming to address...
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Growing Your Farm to School Program
06
Oct

Growing Your Farm to School Program

A US resource filled with tips, examples and additional resources to reference when starting or growing a farm to school program. Click here to see the full article.
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Salad Bars—The Lunchbox Guide
06
Oct

The Salad Bar Lunchbox Guide

The “Salad Bar Lunch Box Guide” was produced in the United states by the Lunchbox Organization in response to the demand by school meal providers for a detailed “how-to” guide that provided information on planning and implementing salad bars as part of the reimbursable meal programs operating in schools across the country. Salad bars (also referred...
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THE BENEFITS OF FARM TO SCHOOL
06
Oct

The Benefits of Farm to School

A farm to school resource describing the ways in which farm to school programs enable communities to connect with local food producers for access to fresh, healthy and local food and changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and preschools. National Farm to School Network Click here to see the full article.
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Hospitals and Healthy Food: How Health Care Institutions Can HelpPromote Healthy Diets
02
Sep

Hospitals and Healthy Food: How Health Care Institutions Can Help Promote Healthy Diets

For decades, U.S. food and farm policy has been poorly aligned with public health objectives. But new opportunities,including an innovative federal program that provides incentives for low-income consumers to increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables, can now begin to address the problem. Click here to see the full article. Authors: UCSUSA & Johns Hopkins Center for...
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**October 20th is International Chef's Day,** a tribute to the profession of culinary arts! What better way than to share the beautiful posts from our partners and friends who are celebrating their cooks, chefs and kitchen volunteers who cook up delicious, healthy and local meals for students! #InternationalChefsDay #farm2schoolAujourd'hui, c'est la journée internationale des cuisiniers !🌟👨‍🍳Nous profitons de cette occasion pour remercier du fond du cœur l'implication et l'engagement de tous les cuisiniers qui participent aux différents programmes de La Tablée des Chefs. Des Brigades Culinaires, en passant par Cuisine ton avenir, jusqu'aux Cuisines Solidaires, votre contribution est essentielle à notre mission : nourrir et éduquer. 🧡Merci de faire la différence, une portion à la fois, un jeune à la fois.🧡 ... See MoreSee Less
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# **Teaching the Curriculum Through Food Video Series! 🥕📹 ****🎬 Farm to Cafeteria Canada and Growing Chefs! Ontario are proud to share our new Teaching the Curriculum Through Food video series.**These short (5-20 min) videos have been developed, in a partnership between our two organizations, to support and inform teachers and volunteers across Canada who are looking to bring food literacy into their classrooms and engage students through food.**🔎 Check out our first videos in the series!**www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2021/10/teaching-the-curriculum-through-food/@growingchefsontario @SustainOnt #farm2school #schoolcurriculum #foodliteracy ... See MoreSee Less
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# **🥕📹 Enseignement des matières du programme scolaire avec l’alimentation grâce à une série de vidéos**🎬 C’est avec plaisir que De la ferme à la cafétéria Canada et Growing Chefs! Ontario vous présentent leur nouvelle série de vidéos Enseignement des matières du programme scolaire grâce à l’alimentation.Ces courtes vidéos de 5 à 20 minutes ont été créées dans le cadre d’un partenariat entre nos deux organisations. Elles ont pour but d’informer et de soutenir le personnel enseignant et les bénévoles de tout le Canada qui cherchent à présenter des notions de littératie alimentaire à leur classe et à motiver les élèves grâce à l’alimentation.🔎 Visionnez les premières vidéos de la série!www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/fr/2021/10/enseigner-des-matieres-programme-scolaire-avec-lalimentat...@growingchefsontario @SustainOnt #Delafermeàlécole ... See MoreSee Less
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