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09
Jun

A New Food Literacy Development Framework for Children & Youth

Dr. Joyce Slater from the University of Manitoba has launched a new Food Literacy Progression for Children and Youth, providing an organizational framework for food literacy development from ages 2-18 years. The Food Literacy Progression is a tool that can be used to develop food education programs that build knowledge, attitudes and skills progressively, in schools...
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08
Jun

Waskanipaniw: Arriving Full circle

Grand Rapids School, Grand Rapids, MB Grant term 2020-2022 At the end of the hallway in Grand Rapids School a sliver of bright light escapes through a gap at the bottom of a closed door. A beacon for curious minds, this particular room stands out from the rest of the closed doors along the hallway....
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07
Jun

H.C. Avery Middle School – The joy of growing our own food

H.C. Avery Middle School, Winnipeg, MB Grant term 2020-2022 “I didn’t know growing your own food was this fun and easy to do!”  This was one of the messages heard from students who participated in building, preparing, growing, and eating hydroponic-grown lettuce through the Farm-to-School grant at H.C. Avery Middle School in Winnipeg, Manitoba. H.C....
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Helen Betty Osborne, Norway House, MB
13
Feb

Schools Learn the Benefits and Joys of Gardening in Manitoba’s North

Photo Credits: HBOIERC Photography Students HELEN BETTY OSBORNE ININIW EDUCATION RESOURCE CENTRE Norway House, Manitoba We first started gardening in our school during the 2016-17 school year. We purchased 60 Rubbermaid containers and placed them in an open area at the center of our school. Each class was assigned a bin and were responsible, during the...
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“Local Veggie Day” kicks off seventh annual Healthy Choice Fundraiser
13
Apr

“Local Veggie Day” Kicks Off Seventh Annual Healthy Choice Fundraiser

On September 14th, 2016 Farm to School Manitoba kicked off their seventh year of providing Manitoba schools and daycare centres with a Healthy Choice Fundraiser. It was an especially exciting time as in the previous days the Honorable Ralph Eichler (Minister of Agriculture) and the Honorable Kelvin Goertzen (Minister of Health, Seniors, and Active Living)...
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13
Apr

Learning Circles: Local Healthy Foods to School Initiative Expands to Four Indigenous Communities

What do Little Black River, Manitoba; Ministikwan, Saskatchewan; Hazelton, BC; and Haida Gwaii, BC all have in common? All four communities are implementing Learning Circles in order to increase capacity for more local, healthy, and traditional foods in schools. The three-year project is funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) through its Pathways...
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18
Jan

Manitoba on the Menu

Schools, post-secondary, healthcare institutions and Crown corporations collectively purchase millions of dollars’ worth of food annually, yet little is known around how much local food has been purchased. At the same time, their large purchasing power and role as public facilities put institutions in a unique position to be positive drivers for growing our local...
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Chicken Club more than a tasty sandwich at Brant-Argyle School
09
Dec

Chicken Club More Than a Tasty Sandwich at Brant-Argyle School

At Brant-Argyle School in Argyle, Man., the chicken club is not a tasty sandwich — it’s a program that teaches kids about raising chickens. The school has received a conditional use variance that allows children to keep chickens in an outdoor coop in the schoolyard in the hamlet of Argyle, 40 kilometres northwest of Winnipeg. Grade 5 student...
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Tiny school turns school turf to gardens and orchards
24
Nov

Tiny School Turns School Turf to Gardens and Orchards

It’s not unusual to see classes held outdoors at Alonsa Community School. Students regularly eat their lunch there too. That’s because what they’re learning — and what they’re eating — comes from the school’s yard. Two years ago, this tiny school of 130 students decided to dig up part of the schoolyard lawn and fill...
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24
Nov

Breaking Down the Campus Food Revolution: A comprehensive look at the University of Manitoba’s food system

Many competing interests drive the food system at the University of Manitoba. Here the Manitoban attempts to break down some of the complexities of competing interests and concerns, barriers, and drivers of what has been called the “campus food revolution.” Read More… Dana Hatherly November 11, 2015
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