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Growing Your Farm to School Program
06
Oct

Growing Your Farm to School Program

A US resource filled with tips, examples and additional resources to reference when starting or growing a farm to school program. Click here to see the full article.
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Salad Bars—The Lunchbox Guide
06
Oct

The Salad Bar Lunchbox Guide

The “Salad Bar Lunch Box Guide” was produced in the United states by the Lunchbox Organization in response to the demand by school meal providers for a detailed “how-to” guide that provided information on planning and implementing salad bars as part of the reimbursable meal programs operating in schools across the country. Salad bars (also referred...
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25
Aug

Farm to Cafeteria Canada Fact Sheets

They’re here! Farm to Cafeteria Canada is thrilled to announce the completion of a set of 5 new fact sheets   providing an  overview of our national organization, our  principal partners, and key activities we are currently engaged in! Because advancing Farm to School in Canada represents the lion’s share of our current efforts, a number of...
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19
Aug

Sustainable Farm-to-Hospital Toolkit

A how-to-guide for hospitals in the development of goals, procedures and requirements related to purchase of foods directly from one or more sustainable farmers/producers; mainstream hospital procurement of food directly from sustainable farmers/producers; address the general food safety concerns that arise when serving both healthy and immune-compromised people; provide sustainable farmers/producers with the same information...
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Making the Case for Healthy, Freshly Prepared School Meals
26
Jun

Making the Case for Healthy, Freshly Prepared School Meals

A “toolbox” from the Center for Ecoliteracy presenting research from around the US, interviews with food service professionals, stakeholders and staff, and presentation material for “making the case” to school administration, key partners, teachers and parents. Download a the full report here: Making the Case for Healthy, Freshly Prepared School Meals
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5 hours ago

Today is Family Literacy Day and this year's theme is: Learning in the Great Outdoors 🌱🍓🌳🏵️How perfect! Last fall we celebrated all the ways that farm to school is grounded in land-based learning. We have seen the healthy impacts of outdoor classrooms and we encourage hands-on-learning as part of the school curriculum! bit.ly/34iYnsgHow do YOU learn in the great outdoors?Check out resources and activities with Life Literacy Canada: abclifeliteracy.ca/all-programs/family-literacy-day/@abclifeliteracy #farm2school #landbasedlearning #outdoorclassrooms #handsonlearning ... See MoreSee Less
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2 weeks ago

It has been 5 years since the launch of the Farm to School Canada Grant program. Incredibly, that program has now afforded more than 53,000 students in 133 schools right across Canada an opportunity to feast on healthy local foods at school.One of most important aspects of the grant program continues to be it's FLEXIBILITY, underpinned by the understanding that a cookie cutter approach to school food is NOT going to work in Canada. To close the distance between children, their food and their land, in this vast country with it’s diverse ecosystems and its multicoloured tapestry of people and food culture, the program needs to meet children, schools, and whole communities where they were at. It also needs to be developed, and driven by the community - the school and the local food system community.Today, if you visit any of these schools you will likely see a whole lot more than a salad bar. School greenhouses, gardens, farms, smoke houses, root cellars, kitchens, and/or dining areas are commonplace in recipient schools. And in these places, often the heartbeat of the school, you will likely see dozens of excited children happily digging in.I suppose this is why I am thrilled to see that F2CC and WKF have put out another call for proposals. Up to $10,000 per school is available. If your school has a vision, partners, and a plan, please send in a proposal. Deadline January 31, 2022. www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/our-work/farm-to-school-grants/ ... See MoreSee Less
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