Health Authority Staff Help Students get Dirty to Grow Interest in Healthy Food

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority dietitians and public health nurses are helping students get interested in growing and enjoying healthy food. They are members of the Farm to School Vancouver Area Regional Hub (F2SVA) that oversee Farm to School activities in the Vancouver area. A Vancity credit union grant provided the funds to hire a local...
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F2S salad bars take root in New Brunswick

F2S Salad Bars Take Root in New Brunswick

Salad bars in schools. An oxymoron?  Not in the US where the 4000th school salad bar was granted earlier this year.  As part of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, over $10 million in salad bar equipment and training has been provided to US schools. Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) is championing the same model in...
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Food for Thought

Food For Thought

Food For Thought is a great example of how many of the food-related programs commonly found in Vancouver’s schools- from gardening, to cooking, to healthy eating- can be combined to give students a garden-to-plate look at an essential topic.   Published on Jan 9, 2013 Vancouver School Board
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Toronto chef Jesus Gomez makes vegetable-focused school cafeteria food kids will actually eat

Toronto Chef Jesus Gomez Makes Vegetable-Focused School Cafeteria Food Kids Will Actually Eat

It’s lunchtime in a Toronto high school and chef Jesus Gomez awaits with vegetables aplenty. On today’s menu at the Good Food Café: baked chicken drumsticks, vegetable beef tacos, green bean-red pepper salad, squash-beet salad, broccoli-carrot-cabbage slaw, baked potato wedges, vegetable pizza, green salad and fruit cups. It’s a good-looking spread. There’s choice, but not...
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Not your typical cooking class

Not Your Typical Cooking Class

It’s not just cupcake and muffin lessons. Canadian students are making tortillas, canning the harvest, milking goats, and deboning chickens!   These skills are being taught by teachers who are part of a growing group of educators who are shaping student learning by connecting kids with local foods and farmers.  Their passion and commitment is...
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What's the secret to Japan's slender population? Serious 'eating education'

What’s the Secret to Japan’s Slender Population? Serious ‘Eating Education’

Since McDonald’s inaugural golden arches were erected in Tokyo more than 40 years ago, fast food franchises have flourished, but Japanese waistlines haven’t. It’s a trend government planners say is thanks to mandatory home economics classes. Read More… Danielle Nerman, Yahoo News
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Harvesting Potatoes at Bernice MacNaughton High School, Moncton NB / Récolte de pommes de terre, école secondaire Bernice MacNaughton, Moncton, N.-B.

Farm to School New Brunswick Launches In Good Company

Photo: Potato Harvet at Bernice MacNaughton High School in Moncton NB When Rachel Schofield Martin first took on the job of running her school’s cafeteria, one of her biggest challenges was distribution. She had the approval of her administration, the support of her school board, and the cooperation of her cook. She even had farmers...
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Manitoba on the Menu

Manitoba on the Menu

Getting Manitoba on the Menu at Ècole Leila Community North School This October, a Grade 6 Home Economics class at Ècole Leila had an opportunity to learn about the local, sustainable food system, and make pizza using local ingredients from Manitoba. The kids learned how to make pizza using cheese, mushrooms, zucchini, green pepper and...
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Little Chefs learning the joys of cooking

Little Chefs Learning the Joys of Cooking

Little Chefs program helping local children develop healthy cooking skills and nutrition literacy. Source: Kawartha Lakes This Week Journalist: Catherine Whitnall Date: 08.15.14 Click here to see the full article.
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Forest Grove School Garden

Forest Grove School Garden

Forest Grove Elementary is the first school in the Burnaby District to create and sustain an edible school garden program thus making it the model school in the Burnaby District with many other Burnaby schools following a similar path. The garden has been built as 20 ft by 20 ft outdoor classroom that hosts many...
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Counting down the weeks until our Farm to School Canada Grants close! ⏳3...🎁 Schools can apply for up to $10,000 of funding and there will be 30 grants available in this round.🏫 Applications are open to ALL schools (kindergarten to grade 12) in Canada, including schools in Indigenous communities/nations.🕚 There's still plenty of time to apply and our grants page has all the info you need to get started: bit.ly/3o9Ap9UCompleted applications must be submitted by February 18, 2022. @wholekidsfoundation #farm2school #farm2schoolcanadagrants #localfood #healthyfood #schoolfood ... See MoreSee Less
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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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