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What is Healthy Food in Healthcare?
31
Jul

What is Healthy Food in Healthcare?

The question of what qualifies as “healthy” food is highly contested in healthcare and beyond. In June, we brought together the varying perspectives of dieticians and chefs for a rich discussion with Nourish innovators around how hospitals can lead the charge in expanding the definition of how food is produced, prepared and consumed for patient,...
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Community garden at The Gathering Place provides, food, structure and meaningful work for guests at St. John’s facility
31
Jul

Community Garden at The Gathering Place

Providing food, structure and meaningful work for guests at St. John’s facility. Photo: Tell me Charles, how does your garden grow? By the looks of it, quite well. Charles Noseworthy, celebrating his 36th birthday on Monday, was on hand to celebrate the second year of The Gathering Place garden, which this year will see its wares...
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ORGANIC VEGETABLES AT CHU SAINTE-JUSTINE
16
Jul

Organic Vegetables at CHU Sainte-Justine

The Sainte-Justine Hospital Centre has taken a big step towards healthier food options for its patients, visitors and staff members. Beginning this summer, Délipapilles, the hospital’s food service, will be using local organic vegetables to prepare its meals. Through a partnership with Équiterre, Délipapilles is working directly with three Quebec organic farms from the Bio Locaux collective,...
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Local Farms Branching into Local Health Care System in NL: Pilot Project Underway
29
Jun

Local Farms Branching into Local Health Care System in NL

Pilot Project Underway Many of Food First NL’s projects overlap on a common goal: to make the healthy choice an easy choice for residents of Newfoundland & Labrador. Likewise, we also want to see the local choice become the easy choice. A key step toward reaching these goals is to get more healthy, local food...
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Serving up Local: Manual for Increasing Local Foods in Long-Term Care Serving up Local: Manual for Increasing Local Foods in Long-Term Care
09
May

Serving up Local

Manual for Increasing Local Foods in Long-Term Care This manual is a collection of good practices resulting from the experience of nine long-term care (LTC) homes in three regions in the Golden Horseshoe region of Ontario as part of the Serving Up Local project from May 2016 to January 2018. It is designed to provide resources and...
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16 opportunities for food in health care.
28
Mar

16 Opportunities for Food in Health Care

This infographic by Nourish: Future of Food in Health Care shares the various opportunities available to health care institutions in Canada to leverage food as a way to improve patient, organization and community outcomes. Download the full infographic as a PDF or explore it online below.  This infographic was developed with the support of Canadian Association of Physicians for the...
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CANADA'S FOOD GUIDE: PEOPLE, PLACE, AND PLANET IN MIND
23
Mar

Canada’s Food Guide: People, Place and Planet in Mind

ON March 21, the CDN government released a report outlining  proposed guiding principles and recommendations to inform the development of a new Food Guide, based on data gathered through a pan-Canadian public consultation process. As expected there was strong support for tools to help Canadians increase their intake of water, and fruits and vegetables and...
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Nourish Webinar: Collaborative Projects Public Kickoff
21
Mar

Nourish Webinar: Collaborative Projects Public Kickoff

Are you interested by the role that better food can play in delivering better health care? The Nourish leadership program has kicked off 5 collaborative projects and is looking for your engagement. Each team approaches a different dimension of the disconnect between food in health care, for example: better understanding the patient experience of food...
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Women who feed the islands
12
Mar

Women Who Feed the Islands

Photo: Lynda Dixon started growing organic, islands-grown produce at Maude Island Farm in 1994. (Jason Shafto/Love Haida Gwaii) Celebrating women’s efforts as foragers, farmers, and pillars of food security on Haida Gwaii How are women working to harvest local foods, feed community, and promote food security on Haida Gwaii – one of the most remote island...
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Growing closer to home
09
Mar

Growing Closer to Home

Photo: From left, Toby Rowe and Tim Walsh shovel compost at the community garden. Courtesy of: Chris Hammond Memorial’s community garden: Sustainability from the ground up Historically, Newfoundland and Labrador’s geographic isolation meant the residents of this province had no choice but to grow and gather their fresh food. Not anymore. Today, the vast majority...
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## Farm to school grant story# **Getting Kids Gardening!**Churchbridge Public School in Saskatchewan didn't let Covid slow down their farm to school plans! Instead of setting up their first salad bar, they built gardens and greenhouses that would provide each class with its own dedicated garden plots to grow and maintain. (They also haven't given up on the salad bar!) **See CPS’s in action in their photo reel!** bit.ly/3u60YQ1*Read more farm to school grant stories on our grants page! *#farm2school #localfood #schoolfood #schoolgarden #greenhouse ... See MoreSee Less
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