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Farm to Healthcare
Time to curb our appetite for ultra-processed food
08
Feb

Heart and Stroke: Time to Curb our Appetite for Ultra-processed Food

Research reveals half our daily calories come from ultra-processed foods, and that kids are the biggest consumers New research commissioned by Heart & Stroke shows that ultra-processed food consumption in Canada continues to increase and is alarmingly high, accounting for almost half of our daily calorie intake. Most troubling is that young people get more than half...
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02
Dec

Farm to School: Canada Digs In! Video

This inspiring video captures the voices and images of several key champions and success stories in the rapidly growing Farm to School movement across Canada. It highlights how Farm to School is getting healthy, local, sustainable food on the minds and on the plates of students. It was filmed in British Columbia, New Brunswick, and...
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The Business Of Getting Affordable, Local Food onto the Plates Of New Brunswickers
24
Nov

The Business Of Getting Affordable, Local Food onto the Plates Of New Brunswickers

Photo: Tomavo on Mountain Road in Moncton tries hard to stock as much local produce as it can. Image: Tomavo Facebook page. MONCTON – Businesses are teaming up with non-profit organizations, government agencies, public institutions, community groups and farmers to get healthy, low-cost, local food onto the plates of New Brunswickers. The ways local businesses are trying...
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CONNECTING THE SEAMS OF PATIENT CARE THROUGH FOOD.
17
Oct

Connecting the Seams of Patient Care With Food

  When someone gets sick and goes to the hospital, they do not ­­see the healthcare system as parts but take a continuous personal journey through it. It doesn’t matter which hospital they enter or what treatment or services; patients tend to take in one overall experience towards recovery. However, when there are gaps, they...
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Nourish Aims to Change the Narrative of Food in Healthcare
16
Oct

Nourish Aims to Change the Narrative of Food in Healthcare

Hayley Lapalme I have long wondered if it’s a coincidence that the kitchens in hospitals are often in the basement. Prioritization of food in healthcare is often pit against clinical priorities, rather than seen as complementary. Common refrains I’ve heard from healthcare include, “It’s food or the MRI,” or “If a patient is well enough...
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16
Oct

More Local Organic Food in Quebec Institutions!

Équiterre is a Quebec-based organization offering concrete solutions to accelerate the transition towards a society in which individuals, organizations, and governments make ecological choices that are both healthy and equitable. Since its inception, Équiterre has aimed among other things to increase the consumption of local organic food. Through the development and coordination of a network...
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Conducting Food Origin Audits: a step-by-step guide
12
Oct

Conducting Food Origin Audits

A Step-by-Step Guide – St. Joseph’s Health System St. Joseph’s Heath System created a guide to help organizations and institutions conduct food origin audits. The guide includes steps involved in food origin audits, details, and examples for each of the steps, as well as useful tools, such as a template for a letter of endorsement....
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LOCAL FOOD AND ONTARIO’S LONGTERM CARE SECTOR
12
Oct

My Sustainable Canada’s Local Food and Ontario’s Long Term Care Sector Report

This report documents the current state of local food usage in Ontario’s long-term care sector. Most of the 600+ homes in Ontario do not track local food usage and many report barriers to adding these items to their menus. With an estimated annual raw food spend in excess of $210 million, Ontario’s long-term care sector...
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FIVE BIG IDEAS FOR A BETTER FOOD SYSTEM
16
Aug

Five Big Ideas for a Better Food System

A PROPOSAL FROM FOOD SECURE CANADA FOR THE NATIONAL FOOD POLICY Canadians are concerned with the health and sustainability of the food they eat, and, as more and more people struggle to put good food on the table, our food system has become an issue of increasing priority. Unhealthy diets claim more lives than any...
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11
Aug

Pop Up Garden in Collingwood, Ontario

(Taken from Growing Connection Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/TheGrowingConnection) Folks in Collingwood are catching on to the value of the TGC Pop Up garden, installed in early June…. Health & Taste is at hand, immediately, daily… Please share this video. Perhaps people everywhere will start to realize that the empty lot down the street, a future construction site,...
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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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## Resource!# **Kweselkten Agriculture Guide**In this guide, you will learn from Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are knowledgeable in farming and sustainable agriculture. Included all through the guide are helpful videos and resources on various topics including Setting up your Farm, Land Management, and Selling and Distribution.*Developed by The Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations (CFDC of CIFN).***This and MANY more resources are available in our Resource Centre! **www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2022/05/kweselkten-agriculture-guide/#farm2school #agriculture #sustainableagriculture #localfood #NationalIndigenousHistoryMonth ... See MoreSee Less
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