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Benefits of Farm to School
28
Nov

The Benefits of Farm to School

This fact sheet offers a research-based overview of the benefits of farm to school and provides a list of sources.  Stated benefits are provided under 5 themes:  (1) Economic Development (Job Creation and Economic Activity; Farmer and Producer Income), (2) Public Health (Student Nutrition Behaviors; Knowledge, Attitudes and Access), (3) Education (Student Engagement and Academic...
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Five Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Farm to School Month
26
Oct

Five Reasons Why You Should Celebrate Farm to School Month

Image: The purpose of Farm to School Month is to promote the importance of farm to school activities in helping to improve child nutrition, support local economies and connect children and communities with the source of their food.  October is a busy month for both our nation’s farms and our nation’s schools. Farmers are harvesting...
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F2CC to co-host Canada’s First National School Food Conference Montreal, November 12 to 14, 2015 Registration is Now Open
03
Jun

2015 Changing the Menu Conference Video

Changing the Menu, the first-ever national school food conference in Canada took place on Nov 12-14, 2015 in Montreal. The conference was hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Farm to Cafeteria Canada and Équiterre. It was also brought to you by the partners of the Nourishing School Communities initiative.
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FROM UNIFORMITY TO DIVERSITY: A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems
03
Jun

From Uniformity to Diversity

A paradigm shift from industrial agriculture to diversified agroecological systems The evidence in favour of a major transformation of our food systems is now overwhelming. Many influential studies have helped shape our understanding of the perilous situation our food systems are in, from the degradation of ecosystems to the fragility of farmer livelihoods in many...
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03
Jun

Plates, Pyramids, and Planet

Developments in national healthy and sustainable dietary guidelines: a state of play assessment Published by the Food and Agriculture Organization and the Food Climate Research Network at the University of Oxford The report evaluates government-issued food-based guidelines around the globe, assessing whether they link to environmental sustainability as well as personal health. Read the report...
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Farm to School Salad Bar Webinar Final Feb 18
10
Mar

Farm to School Salad Bar Webinar: Applying for the National Farm to School Grant Program

Applying for the National Farm to School Grant Program? Watch this Farm to School salad bar webinar! Webinar Materials: Recipe for Success: Learn how St. Bonaventure’s College in Newfoundland started their Farm to School salad bar Information session on the National Farm to School Grant Program: Joanne Bays, National Manager Farm to Cafeteria Canada Farm...
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02
Feb

Hamilton Tastebuds Student Nutrition Collaborative: Edible Education Guide

Tastebuds’ Edible Education Guide is for administrators, teachers and staff to have a one-stop shop for food literacy programming and resources that is available for their school, classroom or after-school program. Tastebuds’ Edible Education Guide offers food literacy programs that address curriculum requirements to all Hamilton schools, as well as resources around school gardens, nutrition...
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27
Nov

Everybody Eats: A Discussion Paper on Food Security in Newfoundland and Labrador

Food First NL, in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Health Association (NLPHA), is incredibly excited to share the release of our discussion paper, Everybody Eats. This paper is the first step in a process to develop a provincial road-map for the future of food security in Newfoundland & Labrador. Accompanying this discussion paper is a discussion guide for...
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A Community Gardener’s Guidebook
17
Aug

A Community Gardener’s Guidebook

This Community Gardener’s Guidebook is an easy-to-follow guide for beginner gardeners. This month to month guide provides detailed instructions on gardening, as well as tips on growing seeds indoors, watering and composting. Links to online gardening resources are also offered in the guide. By the North End Food Security Network Read More…
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Basic Gardening Manual for Northern Manitoba
17
Aug

Fruit Crops for Northern Manitoba: A Guide to Planting, Growing and Variety Selection

Many fruit crops introduced to northern Manitoba by gardeners can survive and produce fruit. The major challenges in growing introduced fruit are extreme weather and a short growing season. Success at gardening in northern regions has more to do with choosing the best locations, keeping soils fertile and well-watered, using hardy plant stock and investing...
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# Planning to HAVE YOUR SAY on a National School Food Policy for Canada?Join the **“Amplifying Our Voices”** Workshop to be held THIS COMING MONDAY December 12, 2022 between noon and 1pm EST.You can complete the form during the session or complete it later on your own. **See you there! ****Coalition for Healthy School Food #farm2school #nationalschoolfood **## ***workshop: december 12th!*****Until December 16th, the Government of Canada is seeking public input on school food programs and the most important objectives for a school food policy. **Join the **“Amplifying Our Voices”** Workshop to be held on Monday December 12, 2022 between noon and 1pm EST. Hosted by the Coalition for Healthy School Food, this interactive workshop will allow people to complete the form during the session or to complete it by their organization at a later time. **Register**[ **here](us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0sdOutpzwiH9OuFaH7ms-CQhRNvS5pNiB8).****To have your say on a national school food policy, visit the [consultation web page](www.canada.ca/en/employment-social-development/programs/school-food/consultation-school-food.html), read the discussion paper and share your views by December 16, 2022. ****For more info: **www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2022/11/have-your-say-on-building-a-national-school-food-policy/Coalition for Healthy School Food #farm2school #nationalschoolfoodpolicy #nationalschoolfoodprogram ... See MoreSee Less
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**Exciting news for Northern Alberta! Two schools in Alberta’s Peace Region are benefiting from a pilot project to establish and grow farm to school in the region in the 2022/23 school year. **The Animator role is being filled by the dynamic duo, Amy Soudek and Christine Findlay, behind [ONE Nutrition and Health](onenutrition.podia.com/a72dfe92-15b5-433b-83f4-fe1eadba2382) who began in the role in September 2022. Amy and Christine are working with T.A. Norris Middle School in Peace River and Manning Elementary in Manning.**Read more about how One Nutrition will be mentoring the schools and what the schools have planned for their farm to school programs!**www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2022/11/farm-to-school-alberta-community-animator-pilot-gets-underwa...**Check out how F2S is growing in other parts of Alberta!**www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2022/11/appetite-for-farm-to-school-in-alberta-grows/Alberta Food Matters - Growing Food Security Network @onenutritionandhealth Whole Kids Foundation #farm2school #animator #localfood #foodsecurity #handsonlearning #foodliteracy ... See MoreSee Less
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What is Farm to School?
CDN Fact Sheet


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Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
CDN Video


Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School: Canada Digs in!
CDN Storybook


New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


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A New Crunch in School Lunch: BC Farm to School Salad Bar Guide.
BC Toolkit


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Tools From The Shed: Practical resources to operationalize your program
BC toolkit designed to accompany A New Crunch in School Lunch:  The BC  Farm to School Guide


F2S salad bars take root in New Brunswick

Looking for salad bar equipment in BC?


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Farm to School Frequently Asked Food Safety Questions: BC Guidelines


Need More Help? Contact Us!

For Information about your grant Email: grants@farmtocafeteriacanada.ca

To reach a Regional Farm to School Lead near you: Regional Leads

Join the CDN F2S Movement

Become a member of F2CC

(Membership is free. Receive newsletters and timely announcements.)

Put your School on the National Farm to School Map

 

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USEFUL RESOURCES

f2s_aboutus_2015_en_online

What is Farm to School?
F2CC Fact Sheets


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Farm to School: Canada Digs In
F2CC Video


Farm to School: Canada Digs In

Farm to School: Canada Digs In
F2CC Storybook


New Brunswick Farm to School Guide

New Brunswick Farm to School Guide


Need more help? Contact us!

For information on F2S Grants, email : grants@farmtocafeteriacanada.ca

To contact a Regional lead near you : Regional Leads

JOIN THE FARM TO SCHOOL MOVEMENT AT F2CC

Become a member of Farm to Cafeteria Canada

(Membership is free. Receive 2 newsletters a year and intermittent announcements.)

Add your school to the National School Food Map!

 

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