On the heels of Canada’s First Farm to School Conference in May, we are taking action on your request for policy tools to advance Farm to School. In order to do so, we need your help! The USA have had Farm to School policies in place for over a decade, and recently released the “State...Read More
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,...Read More
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...Read More
The unprecedented new measure establishes a minimal sales tax to support healthy food access and food education programs for Denver youth over the next 10 years. The biggest takeaway from the recent election night in Colorado was the state’s historic blue wave, with Democratic candidates winning every statewide office and taking control of the state Senate. But...Read More
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...Read More
Farm to institution programs are listed as one of the top 10 strategies to combat chronic disease and obesity. This document provides guidance for program managers, policy makers, and others on how to select strategies to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables. It offers the most relevant information on each type of strategy. The...Read More
For decades, U.S. food and farm policy has been poorly aligned with public health objectives. But new opportunities,including an innovative federal program that provides incentives for low-income consumers to increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables, can now begin to address the problem. Click here to see the full article. Authors: UCSUSA & Johns Hopkins Center for...Read More
NEW BRUNSWICK – The New Brunswick government’s new buy local policy for meetings and events is a good step but could lead to future opportunities for food producers and companies, according to a Fredericton business owner. Click here to see the full article Source: CBC News Journalist: Daniel McHardie Date: Jun 27, 2014Read More
Photo Above: Food activist and organizer Roberts: ‘Partnerships are the future of food policy.’ Wayne Roberts describes himself as the “Mr. Magoo” of municipal food policy; often stumbling and frequently saved by luck (the kind that comes from years of practice.) Roberts has decades of experience as a community organizer, and from 2000 to 2010...Read More
The political will to get more local food onto the public plates – is gearing up. No less than five Canadian Premiers have made solid commitments to furthering the local food movement. Three Premiers have specifically said they want to see more publicly funded institutions purchasing local foods and one Premier has set a target...Read More
# **1 week left to apply!**We've extended the application deadline to:**Wednesday June 23rd, 2021 5pm PST**The Indigenous Lead will work as a member of our national team to enable networking and relationship building, storytelling, connection and funding so that people who are looking to integrate Indigenous food ways and healthy, local foods into their school communities have more resources and connections to do so.**More details on how to apply below! 👇**#farm2school#localfood#schoolfood#indigenous... See MoreSee Less
Location: Open to any location in Canada/Indigenous Territories (or Nations) Job Terms: 28-35 hours / week; 1-year contract from July 1 2021 – June 31, 2022 (with potential to extend) Salary: $50,00...
Sea to School is a term used to describe programs that procure local sustainable seafood for schools and promote ocean literacy. These programs take many forms, from serving local seafood in school lu...