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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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25
Feb

Launching a Canada-wide Edible Education Community of Practice

Photo: Sunday Harrison / Green Thumbs Growing Kids Farm to Cafeteria Canada and the Coalition for Healthy School Food, alongside our shared regional partners, are excited to announce the launch of a national Edible Education Community of Practice (CoP)! We will be hosting an inaugural meeting of this newly established CoP on Wednesday, March 10...
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08
Feb

International Year of Fruits and Vegetables 2021

The United Nations General Assembly has proclaimed 2021 the International Year of Fruits and Vegetables (IYFV). IYFV 2021 is aimed at raising awareness about the important role of fruits and vegetables in human nutrition, food security and health — with an appeal to improve healthy and sustainable food production through innovation and technology and to reduce food...
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02
Feb

Sharing our Farm to School Impact Videos

You’ve seen in our 2020 Canada Digs In! Report that farm to school programs support public health, community economic development, education & learning, and community connections. Now hear about these impacts firsthand in our Impact Videos!  In these 11 videos, 7 in English and 4 in French, we hear from our farm to school grantees...
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