Local food to school initiatives are being adopted with a lot of enthusiasm from coast to coast to coast because of their potential to improve student nutrition and food literacy while contributing to vibrant, sustainable regional food systems, climate change mitigation and Indigenous food systems.

About Nourishing Relations

Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) supports school communities to foster vibrant school food systems that engage students in eating, preparing, harvesting, growing, and embracing healthy local food. Through these activities students connect with their broader communities and develop food literacy, all while strengthening regional food systems. F2CC typically refers to this as the “farm to school” or “local food to school” approach.

We are proud of what we have enabled so far; however, we know that we need to do much more to better honour the Indigenous peoples, histories and lands on which we all live today.


Graphic Recording: Carina Nilsson

Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s team and project partners acknowledge that we live, work and play on the ancestral lands of the diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis people of what we now call Canada. Farm to Cafeteria Canada is committed to reflecting, honouring and amplifying Indigenous voices, perspectives and values in our work. To learn the traditional territories on which our individual team members are located, please visit our team page.