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Little Chefs learning the joys of cooking
19
Aug

Little Chefs Learning the Joys of Cooking

Little Chefs program helping local children develop healthy cooking skills and nutrition literacy. Source: Kawartha Lakes This Week Journalist: Catherine Whitnall Date: 08.15.14 Click here to see the full article.
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Pimicikamik Traditional Food Scan
14
Aug

Pimicikamik Traditional Food Scan

A traditional food scan of the Pimicikamik addressing past and present food systems, education, challenges and future insights moving forward as an independent community with the tools and expertise to develop and sustain a traditional food system. Click here to see the full report.  
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11
Aug

Food Sovereignty In Canada: Movement Growing to Control Our Own Food and Agriculture

What do community gardens on vacant urban lots, mobilizations against sea-lice infestations on the B.C. coast, support for small-scale fishers, university and community-led elementary school food programs that promote local food, and farmer protests against the Canadian Wheat Board and the Trans-Pacific Partnership have in common? They are all part of a growing movement in...
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School snack program goes local
11
Aug

School Snack Program Goes Local

Kids are eating more local fruits and vegetables thanks to Chatham-Kent’s first Farm to School Nutrition program. The pilot project, launched on March 31, delivers locally grown fruits and vegetables to 1,700 children at eight participating schools. Click here to see the full article. Source: The Chatham Voice Journalist: Blair Andrews  Date: May 21, 2014 
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Forest Grove School Garden
30
Jul

Forest Grove School Garden

Forest Grove Elementary is the first school in the Burnaby District to create and sustain an edible school garden program thus making it the model school in the Burnaby District with many other Burnaby schools following a similar path. The garden has been built as 20 ft by 20 ft outdoor classroom that hosts many...
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Hospital to purchase more Ontario food
28
Jul

Hospital to Purchase More Ontario Food

Health Sciences North plans to include more Ontario products on its menus for patients and visitors. The hospital will participate in the Greenbelt Fund’s Local Food Challenge to more than double the amount of food it purchases from Ontario growers and producers for patient meals. Click here to see the full article Source: Sudbury Northern Life Kelowna...
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Opportunities for Innovation: A Student Nutrition Program Pilot Project in Windsor-Essex
28
Jul

Opportunities for Innovation

In schools across Ontario, Student Nutrition Programs (SNPs) aim to provide nutritious snacks and meals to children and youth. The Ministry  of Child and Youth Services supports SNPs by providing approximately 30 million dollars in annual funding, which is administered by 14 lead agencies across the province. These agencies typically work with “Community Partnerships” to...
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Close-up: Kelowna farm to table movement flourishing
15
Jul

Close-up: Kelowna farm to table movement flourishing

Reporter Kathy Michaels explains how Kelowna has emerged as a full-fledged foodie destination. Click here to see the full article Source: Kelowna Capital News Journalist: Kathy Michaels Date: July 4, 2014
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Students begin farming to help the Abbotsford Food Bank
15
Jul

Students begin farming to help the Abbotsford Food Bank

Abbotsford News/ Abbotsford Students at Eugene Reimer Middle School are growing vegetables to support the Abbotsford Food Bank. As part of the “Farm to Food Bank” program, which begins with an interactive workshop, students will grow and nurture starter plants and seeds. Click here to see the full article Source: Abbotsford News Journalist: Staff Writer Date: July 4,...
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07
Jul

Hospital Food Overhaul Urged

He’s like the Jamie Oliver of hospital food. A UK-based “better hospital food” advocate is bringing his campaign to Ontario, calling for fresh, local food to be served. Click here to see the full article Source: Ottawa Sun Journalist: Kelly Roche Date: May 29, 2014
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# **Call for proposals!****The [call for proposals](farmtoschoolbc.ca/f2sbc23-call-for-proposals/) is open for PHABC & Farm to School BC's 2023 conference: **## **Planting the Seed: Harvesting connections, ideas, and community****Open now until February 15th, 2023, **proposals may focus on any promising practice, innovative initiative, experience-based observation, policy, and/or research effort to advance the movement toward healthy, local, and sustainable foods for students. *Successful applicants will have access to their reduced presenter registration rate for the conference (50% reduced ticket price).***For more info on proposals and other conference details: **www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2023/01/farm-to-school-bc-conference/Farm To School BC Public Health Association of BC: PHABC #2023conference #plantingtheseed #farm2school ... See MoreSee Less
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Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
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New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


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A New Crunch in School Lunch: BC Farm to School Salad Bar Guide.
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Tools From The Shed: Practical resources to operationalize your program
BC toolkit designed to accompany A New Crunch in School Lunch:  The BC  Farm to School Guide


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Farm to School Frequently Asked Food Safety Questions: BC Guidelines


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What is Farm to School?
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Farm to School: Canada Digs In
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Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School: Canada Digs In
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New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


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