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Farm to School Gathers Steam at NL's  First Provincial School Food Gathering 
21
Oct

Farm to School Gathers Steam at Newfoundland and Labrador’s First Provincial School Food Gathering

On Thursday, September 22nd, 2016,  educators, health professionals, farmers and other leaders gathered in St John’s, NL for a historic event –  the first ever provincial school food gathering.  “The conversation was  lively as participants were lead through mapping exercises and round table dialogue to illuminate current school food initiatives happening in NL and to explore of...
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From Farm to the Institutional Plate: What does it take?
11
Jul

From Farm to the Institutional Plate: What does it take?

Photo Above: Lester’s Farm Market, Newfoundland I am guilty of wondering if the grass is greener elsewhere. Having worked for many years to connect students with local growers in Vancouver’s urban setting, I have often mulled over our successes and challenges. I have read of initiatives elsewhere with twinges of envy, despite knowing others do the...
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Farm to School Salad Bar Webinar Final Feb 18
10
Mar

Farm to School Salad Bar Webinar: Applying for the National Farm to School Grant Program

Applying for the National Farm to School Grant Program? Watch this Farm to School salad bar webinar! Webinar Materials: Recipe for Success: Learn how St. Bonaventure’s College in Newfoundland started their Farm to School salad bar Information session on the National Farm to School Grant Program: Joanne Bays, National Manager Farm to Cafeteria Canada Farm...
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09
Dec

Scaling up Through Food Procurement Learning Labs

Newfoundland, a province known as The Rock, is not known for its farmland but is known for its culinary creativity and for making the most of resources on the edge of the Atlantic.  When the School Lunch Association, a charitable school food service provider on the Avalon Peninsula, decided to join the local food movement,...
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27
Nov

Everybody Eats: A Discussion Paper on Food Security in Newfoundland and Labrador

Food First NL, in partnership with the Newfoundland and Labrador Public Health Association (NLPHA), is incredibly excited to share the release of our discussion paper, Everybody Eats. This paper is the first step in a process to develop a provincial road-map for the future of food security in Newfoundland & Labrador. Accompanying this discussion paper is a discussion guide for...
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20
May

Lettuce Rejoice: Salad Bar Program Launches at St. Bonaventure’s

Some parents may struggle to get kids to eat their greens, but at St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s students are excited about a new salad bar featuring local seasonal vegetables. Students lobbied for a wider variety of healthy options in the school’s cafeteria and applied for the Farm to Cafeteria Canada program — which they got....
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Students complain, salad bar springs up
20
May

Students Complain, Salad Bar Springs Up

Thirteen year-old Sarah Lewis never liked the chicken burgers and pizza at her school’s cafeteria. Although they were cheap, they were far from nutritious and anything but local. One day, when the healthiest thing she could find was a preservative-packed Caesar salad, she realized something needed to change. “Everything I saw was unhealthy. I didn’t...
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Newfoundland and Labrador Farm Guide
14
Jan

Newfoundland and Labrador Farm Guide

Inside you will find information on farms across the province and the rich variety of food and products produced in Newfoundland and Labrador. Click here to see the full guide.
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22
Apr

Memorial University’s Bitters Pub on Canada’s Greenest Restaurants 2013

Memorial University is making great strides towards food systems sustainability. In March 2013, Campus Food Systems Project Coordinators, Caitlin Colson and Sarah Archibald had the opportunity to visit Memorial University’s St. John’s Campus and see, first hand, the local food initiatives happening on campus and in the community. We had the chance to speak with...
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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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2 weeks ago

It has been 5 years since the launch of the Farm to School Canada Grant program. Incredibly, that program has now afforded more than 53,000 students in 133 schools right across Canada an opportunity to feast on healthy local foods at school.One of most important aspects of the grant program continues to be it's FLEXIBILITY, underpinned by the understanding that a cookie cutter approach to school food is NOT going to work in Canada. To close the distance between children, their food and their land, in this vast country with it’s diverse ecosystems and its multicoloured tapestry of people and food culture, the program needs to meet children, schools, and whole communities where they were at. It also needs to be developed, and driven by the community - the school and the local food system community.Today, if you visit any of these schools you will likely see a whole lot more than a salad bar. School greenhouses, gardens, farms, smoke houses, root cellars, kitchens, and/or dining areas are commonplace in recipient schools. And in these places, often the heartbeat of the school, you will likely see dozens of excited children happily digging in.I suppose this is why I am thrilled to see that F2CC and WKF have put out another call for proposals. Up to $10,000 per school is available. If your school has a vision, partners, and a plan, please send in a proposal. Deadline January 31, 2022. www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/our-work/farm-to-school-grants/ ... See MoreSee Less
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