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10
May

Haida Gwaii Students Nourished with Food from the Land and Sea

Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary School, Masset BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) I remember the first salad bar many years ago at Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay (GTNS), a high school on the north end of Haida Gwaii. When faced with the salad bar over flowing fruit and vegetables, students filled their plates with ranch salad dressing and bacon...
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20
Apr

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day with Farm to School!

Photo credit : École Louis-de-France, Trois-rivières, Québec Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd! The theme for 2021 is Restore Our Earth, with a focus on “natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.” Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s vision is vibrant and sustainable regional food systems that support...
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16
Apr

Farm to School in Alberta

Exploring potential to bring locally sourced food to the minds and plates of Alberta’s students! Imagine if Alberta farmers and other local food producers provided the province’s children and youth with healthy, locally sourced food at school. As an agriculturally rich province, there is potential to connect Alberta’s students with their local food system using...
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24
Mar

Roots to Harvest Case Study: Outdoor Food Literacy deemed an “Essential Service” during COVID-19

Roots to Harvest is a non-profit organization that offers employment and experiential education opportunities in Thunder Bay, Ontario. Their mission is to use food as a tool to connect people to one another and build belonging and dignity through meaningful programs, initiatives and advocacy. Roots to Harvest’s many programs illustrate their broad mandate: Youth employment...
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24
Mar

Huband Park Elementary’s Salad Bar: Safely Adapting to COVID-19

School food programs everywhere have had to adapt to COVID-19 over the past year, and this of course includes our Salad Bar Grantees.  The following case study shares the story of Huband Park Elementary School in Courtenay, British Columbia, who have been able to pivot to the new reality with great success. This shift has...
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05
Mar

Webinar Recap – The Recipe to Local Sourcing in Schools

Photo credit: Équiterre Équiterre, the provincial coordinator of the Farm to School program in Quebec, mobilizes school communities to adopt best practices that promote sustainable (healthy, local and eco-responsible) food and to set targets for purchasing Quebec food. During their February 24, 2021 webinar, Équiterre’s three facilitators presented different strategies for starting and sustaining local...
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01
Mar

A Salad Bar Success Case Study: St. Dominic & St. Luke in Oakville, Ontario

St. Dominic Catholic Elementary School and St. Luke Catholic Elementary School, two of our Farm to School Canada Grant recipients located in Oakville, Ontario, have found great success in delivering their salad bar lunch programs through a business model launched by two parents, Stacey Bean and Jill O’Reilley.  To share how they’ve been able to...
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01
Mar

Farm to School Helps Students Find their Healthy!

March is Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Good for you!” This simple concept centres on the idea that healthy eating looks different for everyone. Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s new Nutrition Month video shares how schools are developing farm to school programs in innovative and creative ways that are rooted in their own community...
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25
Feb

Launching a Canada-wide Edible Education Community of Practice

Photo: Sunday Harrison / Green Thumbs Growing Kids Farm to Cafeteria Canada and the Coalition for Healthy School Food, alongside our shared regional partners, are excited to announce the launch of a national Edible Education Community of Practice (CoP)! We will be hosting an inaugural meeting of this newly established CoP on Wednesday, March 10...
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02
Feb

Sharing our Farm to School Impact Videos

You’ve seen in our 2020 Canada Digs In! Report that farm to school programs support public health, community economic development, education & learning, and community connections. Now hear about these impacts firsthand in our Impact Videos!  In these 11 videos, 7 in English and 4 in French, we hear from our farm to school grantees...
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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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