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03
Jul

A Dozen Local Food Heroes on What a Pandemic Teaches

Photo: British Columbians have responded with enthusiasm for local food during the public health crisis. Can we build on what we’ve learned, and make it stick? Photo: Jamil Rhajiak, UBC Farm. We asked: What has COVID-19 shown you about making our food system better? If there’s one thing the pandemic has taught all of us,...
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Chef Joshna Maharaj believes institutional food could be tasty and nourishing
02
Jun

Chef Joshna Maharaj believes institutional food could be tasty and nourishing

Photo: Joshna Maharaj’s book Take Back the Tray: Revolutionising Food in Hospitals, Schools and Institutions is a call-to-arms for chefs and administrators alike. (@joshnamaharaj/Twitter.com, ECW Press) Why hospital food is so bad and how we can make it better May 29, 2020 www.cbc.ca/radio/thesundayedition Is there anything more unappetizing than hospital food? The very mention of it...
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Joanne Bays
25
Jun

Reflections about Canada’s first National Farm to School Conference

An interview with Joanne Bays, National Director, Farm to Cafeteria Canada  In May, nearly 300 leaders from across North America gathered in Victoria BC to take part in Canada’s first National Farm to School Conference – an event designed to illuminate and inspire activity to get more local healthy foods in the minds and on the plates of students....
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Feed BC brings more B.C. food to Interior Health
20
Mar

Feed BC Brings More B.C. Food to Interior Health

A new initiative by the Ministry of Agriculture ensures more of the food served to patients at Interior Health facilities is from British Columbia. Feed BC is increasing the institutional procurement of food grown, harvested or processed by B.C. farmers, fishers and processors. “Feed BC is a game changer. It’s about working collaboratively to encourage,...
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Budget 2019: Canada gets a national food policy
20
Mar

Budget 2019: Canada Gets a National Food Policy

Canada’s long-awaited national food policy is getting $134.4 million over five years, on a cash basis, starting next year, the Trudeau government says. The policy, outlined in Budget 2019, will focus on tackling food waste, improving community access to healthy food, shining a spotlight on Canadian food both at home and abroad, and increasing food...
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First Nations Traditional Foods Fact Sheets
14
Mar

First Nations Traditional Foods Fact Sheets

The First Nations Health Authority has published a informative set of facts sheets on traditional food and it’s nutrition value, traditional harvesting methods, and history of use. Topics include: Fish Salmon Eulachon Herring Seafood in general Bivalves Moose Deer Small Mammals Birds Seaweed Roots Berries Plants along with a Recipes section! READ FACT SHEETS
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Why Farm-to-Institution Sourcing is the Sleeping Giant of Local Food
25
Jan

Why Farm-to-Institution Sourcing is the Sleeping Giant of Local Food

Strategists are following the money to schools, corporate cafeterias, and hospitals in hopes of rebuilding local economies and bringing healthy food access—literally in through the back door. The next time someone points to the need for more farmers’ markets as a way to help move local food from a trend to a substantive cultural shift,...
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She’s Planting the Seeds of Indigenous Food Sovereignty
10
Dec

She’s Planting the Seeds of Indigenous Food Sovereignty

Photo: Baby Magnus gets a taste of siák̓vṇaɫ courtesy of his grandfather Larry and his mother Jessie Housty. Photo by Ian Gill. How Jessie Housty feeds the growth of her Heiltsuk culture and community. “I want to stress that we have no idea what we are doing.” So says ’Cúagilákv Jessie Housty, a self-described “community...
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13
Sep

Reframing Healthy Food in Health Care Webinar

The question of what qualifies as “healthy” food is highly contested in health care and beyond. This conversation is alive and well in our leadership cohort, and we want to engage it publicly. At the Reframing Healthy Food in Heath Care webinar we brought together diverse perspectives from three thought-leaders to explore how hospitals and...
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Foodshare 2017: A year in review
31
Jul

Foodshare 2017: A Year in Review

In 2017, we settled in to our new home. We mulled over a lot of ideas. We made some tough choices. And we continued working to advance “Good Food for All” in neighbourhoods across Toronto. We invite you to see our 2017 impacts in this report. Thank you to everyone who supported us in 2017!...
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**We are incredibly pleased to introduce you to the newest members of our Advisory Council (in no particular order)! **Sian NallewegGrace Masse Erin BeagleShiba AnjumEric Payseur Maria HernandezKathleen KevanySibel LabbanRose BarcarseSoni Craik Christie Rachael StolbergArzeena HamirKimberly OrrenAmberley RuetzMarianne BoireAs well as our current AC members, Roxana Anna, AC Chair, Patti Murphy and Joanne Bays, Director EmeritusWe are certain that they will all bring experience, expertise and their own unique perspectives and voices to the F2CC table and we are thrilled to have them with us!***Please help us in extending a warm welcome to our new members!***You can read more on our new AC members here: www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/about-us/advisory-council/#farm2school #advisorycouncil ... See MoreSee Less
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# **Our very last "Meet the F2CC Family" post! ****This one highlights myself, Tracey O'Neil!**Since 2014 I've been working on a contract basis with F2CC where I am currently the Graphic Design and Communications Lead. 📣 Since then I have learned a great deal about food security, and the farm to school model in Canada. 🚜🏫 As well as a diploma in design, I've dabbled in International Development 🌎 and Voluntary Simplicity at the University of Winnipeg. Much of my focus is to provide design support for organizations and non-profits working towards sustainable development goals. I love to cook and bake 👩‍🍳 and harvest most of our summer veggies in our backyard garden 🏡 .Most weekday mornings you'll find me in my sunroom with a cup of coffee ☕ and my laptop 💻 answering your emails and posting to F2CC's social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter and now Instagram! (Hurray!) 🥳*I acknowledge that I live and work from Treaty No. 1 Territory, the traditional lands of the Anishinabe (Ojibway), Ininew (Cree), Oji-Cree, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the birthplace and homeland of the Métis Nation*I consider myself fortunate to work with such a great team, doing such important work to bring more sustainable food systems to schools and communities! 💪🔎Find our entire team on our website!www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/about-us/our-team/#meettheteam #farm2school ... See MoreSee Less
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