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Nourish: The future of food in health care
15
Mar

Food is Health: Capturing the full value of food in care

We are in an era of incredible pressure on the Canadian healthcare system. The silver tsunami and a growing burden of chronic disease are forcing a conversation around the next big innovation since medicare. From systems that are centralized and hierarchical, the MaRS Market Insights’ Transforming Health report finds a shift to new models of...
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Increasing Indigenous children's access to traditional foods report release
18
Jan

Increasing Indigenous Children’s Access to Traditional Foods in Early Childhood Programs

Indigenous cultures and identities are closely connected to the lands and waters where traditional foods are obtained. Harvesting, preparing and sharing traditional foods are important practices of Indigenous cultures, and traditional foods are part of a healthy diet. The Population and Public Health program, BC Centre for Disease Control, Provincial Health Services Authority (PHSA) and...
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Transforming the Systems That Feed Our Kids
21
Oct

Transforming the Systems That Feed Our Kids

The drive to get the local harvest in the minds and mouths of students is gearing up during Farm to School Month in  Haida Gwaii, an archipelago off the Northwest Coast of BC. “Haida Gwaii is surrounded by good food and rich traditions of eating from the land and the sea  and the fall is when...
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SCOTT GRAHAM
27
Jun

F2CC’s own Scott Graham Helps Schools and Institutions Gain Access to Local Produce

Are you curious about who is at the helm of Farm to Cafeteria Canada? This candid interview with Scott Graham by Tracy Giesz, originally posted in www.capturequeue.com, provides some lovely insights! Scott is the Associate Executive Director of the Social Planning and Research Council, (F2CC’s fiscal sponsor Agency) and he is a member of F2CC’s Leadership Council. Tracy...
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Reconnecting with Indigenous culture through local foods
13
Oct

Reconnecting with our Culture Through Local Foods

Beyond connecting with local farms and farmers, Haida Gwaii schools are incorporating hunting, gathering, foraging, gardening and greenhouses into their schools’ food supply. This idea emerged naturally in a place where wild foods are so plentiful and the culture of feasting and sharing food is central to the island culture. This remote archipelago along the...
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10
Jun

Saskatchewan First Nations School Garden Program

Photo Above: A mural depicting the Saskatchewan First Nations School Garden Program. Graphic Facilitation: Shelley Keyes. First Nations school communities in Southeastern Saskatchewan have started a school garden program to help children, youth and families make healthy, local, and sustainable food choices. There are three schools involved: Chief Gabriel Cote Education Complex, Keeseekoose Chiefs Education Centre,...
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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...
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Fully-Feathered to Fajita-Filling
14
Jan

Fully-Feathered to Fajita-Filling

As part of new project this winter, we were able to get approval to process, cook, serve, and enjoy wild goose meat! With the overpopulation of Canada Geese right now, and hunting limits up to control population, there is an abundance of delicious and traditional protein available. Problem is, regulations make it tricky for both...
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Pimicikamik Traditional Food Scan
14
Aug

Pimicikamik Traditional Food Scan

A traditional food scan of the Pimicikamik addressing past and present food systems, education, challenges and future insights moving forward as an independent community with the tools and expertise to develop and sustain a traditional food system. Click here to see the full report.  
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Lessons From Haida Gwaii
25
Jul

Lessons From Haida Gwaii

Photo Above: A mural depicting the vision of the first Learning Lab on Haida Gwaii. Photo by Kiku Dhanwant. Haida Gwaii, an archipelago of islands on the north coast of British Columbia is home to fewer than 5,000 people (most of whom live on one of two main islands) and an abundance of local food resources....
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## Farm to school grant story# **Getting Kids Gardening!**Churchbridge Public School in Saskatchewan didn't let Covid slow down their farm to school plans! Instead of setting up their first salad bar, they built gardens and greenhouses that would provide each class with its own dedicated garden plots to grow and maintain. (They also haven't given up on the salad bar!) **See CPS’s in action in their photo reel!** bit.ly/3u60YQ1*Read more farm to school grant stories on our grants page! *#farm2school #localfood #schoolfood #schoolgarden #greenhouse ... See MoreSee Less
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## Resource!# **Kweselkten Agriculture Guide**In this guide, you will learn from Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are knowledgeable in farming and sustainable agriculture. Included all through the guide are helpful videos and resources on various topics including Setting up your Farm, Land Management, and Selling and Distribution.*Developed by The Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations (CFDC of CIFN).***This and MANY more resources are available in our Resource Centre! **www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2022/05/kweselkten-agriculture-guide/#farm2school #agriculture #sustainableagriculture #localfood #NationalIndigenousHistoryMonth ... See MoreSee Less
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