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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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26
Jan

When food and education go hand in hand!

Are you convinced that healthy eating among kids starts with education? We are! That’s why Équiterre has been developing a digital platform dedicated to food education for young people aged 0 to 17. Developed jointly with the healthy eating working group during the Table québécoise sur la saine alimentation (Quebec roundtable on healthy eating), this...
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01
Oct

Canada Digs In Report 2020

Between September 2016 and June 2020, 86 schools and 10 campuses participated in the Canada Digs In! initiative. Schools received grants of up to $10,000 to deliver farm to school salad bar programs. Students ate local and healthy food, participated in hands-on food literacy activities and connected with local food providers, growers, chefs, knowledge keepers, public...
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16
Jun

Salad Bars Bring Local Food to School

In Quebec, the buzz surrounding local food is growing, not only among citizens and institutions, but also within the provincial government. The province has been promoting healthy, local and sustainable food in public institutions for several years.   In 2018, nine Quebec schools received grants of up to $10,000 as part of the Farm to...
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Farm to Campus, Farm to School Canada
07
Feb

Building a healthy & inclusive food culture at McGill University

By John Vu Amongst the many different definitions and interpretations of sustainability, there is a need for a standardized metric that all post-secondary campuses can follow.  The Good Food Challenge (GFC) provides a rigorous national standard for Good Food (measured by the Good Food Calculator), captures best practices in campus food procurement, and establishes a...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
09
Sep

Educate young people about the need for healthy food through the salad bar

Waterloo Elementary School, Waterloo, Québec 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Since 2016, Waterloo Elementary School in Montérégie has been offering its students and staff the opportunity to eat fresh fruits and vegetables every day. What began as a simple experiment by cafeteria manager Jenny Wheeler quickly turned into a well-stocked, healthy salad bar. “After being inspired...
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04
Sep

Salad Bar Schools Receive Local Food Recognition in Quebec!

Photo: Équiterre Congratulations to our 9 salad bar grantees in Quebec, who were recently recognized by Aliments du Quebec (Quebec Products on the Menu). This initiative recognizes schools for procuring local food from within the province of Quebec. In order to be considered “local” food, and to be eligible for recognition, foods served must be comprised of at least 85% Quebec...
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École Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu
23
Aug

Le potager s’invite à l’école

École Saint-Denis (primaire), Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Québec 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) À l’école Saint-Denis, le projet De la ferme à l’école est un beau complément aux différents projets menés par le service de garde l’Envol qui encouragent les enfants à adopter des saines habitudes alimentaires.  En 2017, l’école s’est associée au Mouvement VeRT et à la municipalité...
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École de Sainte-Flore, Shawinigan, Québec
20
Aug

Repenser le système alimentaire local

École Sainte-Flore (primaire), Shawinigan, Québec 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) En participant au programme De la ferme à l’école, l’école de Sainte-Flore souhaite instaurer une politique de nutrition et d’éducation qui renforce le système alimentaire local. Même l’absence d’un service alimentaire ne constitue pas un obstacle pour accomplir cet objectif! Le service de garde a mis...
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École Louis-de-France, Trois-Rivières, Québec
19
Aug

Un bar à salades sain, riche et varié pour les jeunes

École Louis-de-France (primaire), Trois-Rivières, Québec 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) À l’école Louis-de-France, la bourse De la ferme à l’école permet de bonifier le programme L’agroalimentaire s’invite à l’école!, grâce à l’ajout d’un bar à salades. Inauguré en février dernier, le nouveau bar à salades est rempli à même les 23 jardins et les 5 îlots...
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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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