Farm to School: Canada Digs In! is an exciting partnership designed to prevent chronic disease by giving students across Canada, from kindergarten to campus, an opportunity to develop life-long healthy eating habits and skills. These schools use a farm to school approach to provide access to healthy, local food and hands-on learning, while building community and strengthening local food systems.
Supported by multiple partners across the government, non-government, and private sectors, Canada Digs In facilitates the delivery of farm to school programs, the development of resources and tools, and the sharing of knowledge. The initiative was evaluated for participating schools between 2016 and 2020 in Canada’s first-ever comprehensive evaluation of the impacts of farm to school.