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F2S salad bars take root in New Brunswick
09
Sep

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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NOURISHING FOOD, NOURISHING KNOWLEDGE Report on the Forum on Food Security and Nutrition among First Nations Communities in New Brunswick
13
Feb

NOURISHING FOOD, NOURISHING KNOWLEDGE Report on the Forum on Food Security and Nutrition among First Nations Communities in New Brunswick

First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) are among Canada’s most vulnerable populations and face a unique set of challenges related to nutritious food access, availability and use compared to the majority of Canadians. As a consequence, FNMI are at a much higher risk of household food insecurity. For the past 19 years, Canadian Feed The...
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Building a Healthy Community: A school resource for food programming
14
Jan

Building a Healthy Community: A School Resource for Food Programming

Across Winnipeg there is a growing interest in food issues. Many members of our community face challenges accessing and preparing healthy foods, increasing numbers of people are dealing with chronic diseases such as  diabetes, and there is a growing awareness of the role of the importance of cultural food traditions. Schools can be key partners...
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11
Aug

Food Sovereignty In Canada: Movement Growing to Control Our Own Food and Agriculture

What do community gardens on vacant urban lots, mobilizations against sea-lice infestations on the B.C. coast, support for small-scale fishers, university and community-led elementary school food programs that promote local food, and farmer protests against the Canadian Wheat Board and the Trans-Pacific Partnership have in common? They are all part of a growing movement in...
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Students begin farming to help the Abbotsford Food Bank
15
Jul

Students begin farming to help the Abbotsford Food Bank

Abbotsford News/ Abbotsford Students at Eugene Reimer Middle School are growing vegetables to support the Abbotsford Food Bank. As part of the “Farm to Food Bank” program, which begins with an interactive workshop, students will grow and nurture starter plants and seeds. Click here to see the full article Source: Abbotsford News Journalist: Staff Writer Date: July 4,...
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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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Produce Availability in Remote Communities Initiative
24
Jun

Produce Availability in Remote Communities Initiative

The report highlights the challenges BC’s remote communities face in acquiring fresh, good quality produce and the BC government’s committed to addressing the challenges of making produce more available inthese remote communities. Download a the full report here: Produce Availability in Remote Communities Initiative: Final Report on Projects and Evaluation These technical appendices serve to support...
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Building Campus Food Security, One Job at a Time
24
Jun

Building Campus Food Security, One Job at a Time

When Celia White first started digging into the campus food system at Vancouver Island University (VIU) in Nanaimo, British Columbia, she found passionate people, and big potential.  “There was a lot of interest in making the VIU campus a more sustainable place in terms of food,” says White. “But there wasn’t a lot of consolidated...
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Can We Talk About Race in the Food Movement?
06
May

Can We Talk About Race in the Food Movement?

When pioneering chef and advocate Alice Waters told the thousand-plus delegates at a recent Farm to Cafeteria conference that “the question of local food is deeply a question of equality,” she struck a chord that had been resonating throughout the conference all week. Sure, local food is about good health and the environment. It’s about supporting...
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22
Apr

New Brunswick Invests in Community Food Mentor Program – More Hands For Farm to Cafeteria!

Action on the local food front is gearing up in New Brunswick. In addition to providing funds to support a provincial coordinator for the New Brunswick Food Security Action Network, the provincial government of New Brunswick is investing more than $35,000 to support the Community Food Mentor program this year. Healthy and Inclusive Communities Minister Dorothy...
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F2CC on Facebook

22 hours ago

# **What does a Community of Practice do? Heard of a Knowledge Keeper? Can you define Food sovereignty? ****If any of these terms is ambiguous to you, find definitions to these (and MANY more) in our brand new Glossary of Terms, available in English and French! **It has been developed for any audience – to serve as a reference for those who are new to our work, as well as for those who are experienced in this area. We have tried to use plain language as much as possible.**Please get in touch if you have any suggestions for these definitions or any new terms to add to the list!****⬇️ Find it in our site's footer.**EN: www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/glossary/FR: www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/fr/glossaire-des-termes-utilises-par-de-la-ferme-a-la-cafeteria-canada/#farm2school #glossary #schoolfood #foodjustice #foodsovereignty #knowledgekeepers #communityofpractice ... See MoreSee Less
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# **Resources! Resources! Resources!****Farm to School Month is around the corner! **Are you ready to bring more healthy, local and sustainable food into the minds and on the plates of your students this year?If you are, do we have the resources for you! **Check out our...****Resource Centre** (stories, videos, how to's): www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/f2s-resource-centre/**Featured Resources** (reports, guides, evaluation, step-by-steps): www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/.../featured-resources/**Canada Digs In! Report 2020** (stories, resources and impacts): www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/f2scdi-report-2020/#farm2school #growing #cooking #eating #saladbar #healthyeating #schoolfood ... See MoreSee Less
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3 days ago

# **Strengthening Community Connections Through the Farm to School Project ****Farm to school is a community endeavour in this Quebec school! **The entire community is involved in projects such as culinary workshops, visits to neighbouring farms, fundraising activities and garden maintenance.**Read more about how the school's food program contributes to its community!**bit.ly/2Xnk9avÉquiterre #farm2school #saladbar #schoolfood #localfood #handsonlearning #communityconnectedness ... See MoreSee Less
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