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Case Study: The Good Food Challenge at the University of Victoria, Farm to Healthcare
02
Jun

Case Study: The Good Food Challenge at the University of Victoria

This case study explores farm to campus activities at the University of Victoria, a participating campus in the Farm to School: Canada Digs In! initiative.  Read this case study if you’re interested in understanding how Meal Exchange’s Good Food Challenge can be applied to not only increase the amount of healthy, just and sustainably produced food on campuses but how doing...
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Going Local: Food Procurement on Campus, Farm to Healthcare
02
Jun

Going Local Consultant Report: Farm-to-Campus Relationships at Canadian Universities

The popularity of local food and sustainable agricultural practices has grown since the early 2000s. But despite the growing demand for fresh, local and sustainable food, the reality is that most of our food still comes from industrial processes and from other countries. On-campus initiatives like Meal Exchange’s Good Food Challenge are trying to create...
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Farm to Campus, Farm to School Farm to School Canada
12
Feb

What is it like to eat at Canada’s Largest University?

By Reilley Plue The University of Toronto (UofT) is Canada’s largest university, with over 90,000 students across three campuses (Mississauga, St. George, and Scarborough). This means a lot of mouths to feed! The largest of the three campuses, St. George, caters to over 61,000 full-time students and is located downtown where there is no shortage...
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Farm to Campus, Farm to School Farm to School Canada
12
Feb

UBC: A leader in sustainable and just food systems

By Neal Cameron The University of British Columbia has been a leader in moving food service procurement towards supporting more sustainable and just food systems. As the first Fair Trade Certified Campus in Canada and the first Canadian university to purchase exclusively OceanWise seafood, UBC has shown a commitment to engaging in food system change....
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Farm to Campus, Farm to School Farm to School Canada
12
Feb

The Journey: Taking St. Jerome’s University’s Food System to the Next Level

By Jae Doncillo You hear it all the time: Vision Matters.  Vision dictates an organization’s trajectory. It informs the decisions that are made on the ground. It is the basis of why products exist the way that they do and why services are executed the way that they are. Vision is what creates experiences.  But...
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Farm to Campus, Farm to School Farm to School Canada
12
Feb

Good Food Market for Ryerson University

By Kaitlin Rizarri Ryerson University (RU) Students’ Good Food Market was started by two key student leaders, Maria Jude and Kimberly Vaz. Both have made significant changes to Ryerson University’s state of student food insecurity. Kimberly ran a referendum so that the Good Food Centre, the school’s food bank, could receive guaranteed funding. Maria launched...
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Farm to Campus, Farm to School Farm to School Canada
12
Feb

Meet Sanjana – Student Champion of Good Food Access at Lakehead University

Photo Credit: Amy Hadley, CBC By Sanjana Sharma My name is Sanjana and I’m a second-year Computer Science student at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. I found my passion for food when I started working on Meal Exchange’s Students Feeding Change project on my campus earlier this year, and understood that not having access to...
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Farm to Campus, Farm to School Farm to School Canada
12
Feb

Where do we go from here? A look at food at Humber College

Photo: Robin picking tea in Nuwara Eliya, Sri Lanka, wearing a hat with an attached mesh bag that holds the plucked tea.  By Robin Sagi, Good Food Challenge Coordinator at Humber  Over $300 million is spent by educational institutions on food annually in Canada. Meal Exchange, a Canadian charity, is working to help students and...
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Farm to Campus, Farm to School Canada
07
Feb

Building a healthy & inclusive food culture at McGill University

By John Vu Amongst the many different definitions and interpretations of sustainability, there is a need for a standardized metric that all post-secondary campuses can follow.  The Good Food Challenge (GFC) provides a rigorous national standard for Good Food (measured by the Good Food Calculator), captures best practices in campus food procurement, and establishes a...
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The University of Victoria Student Society (UVSS) Signs the Good Food Campus Commitment
05
Sep

The University of Victoria Student Society (UVSS) Signs the Good Food Campus Commitment

Photo: UVSS Financial Director Dakota McGovern signing the Good Food Campus Commitment. Student governments are a powerful tool for enacting change on campuses. In terms of food security, when student governments are empowered to make decisions about procurement and access, they can be a strong ally in the fight for good food for all students...
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**Wow! Check out this beautiful resource from Opaskwayak Culture & Healthy Living Initiatives in Northern Manitoba **It's full of gorgeous community and garden photos and step-by-step instructions for planting, growing and harvesting plus recipes for cooking and preserving healthy local food in the north. 👏🙌Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative,Farm to School Manitoba Healthy Choice Fundraiser #communitygarden #IndigenousFoodSystems #localfood #healthyfoodThe folx at Opaskwayak Culture & Healthy Living Initiatives created a beautiful Planting, Harvesting & Cooking Guide to share their knowledge, tips and tricks, recipes, and language. Check out the guide and get starting those seeds! www.nmfccc.ca/uploads/4/4/1/7/44170639/ocn_plantguide__lr.pdf Thanks, OCN Community Gardens! ... See MoreSee Less
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**A little Friday fun! **Talk about hands-on-learning! Watch Baby Chef cook up a storm of healthy, (hopefully local?) recipes. Listen carefully as he explains his method. 😉😂 Looks delicious Baby Chef! #foodskills #healthyfood #handsonlearning fb.watch/5tApRJ0WRQ/ ... See MoreSee Less
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