École St Denis Case Study: Involving Students in Farm to School

The salad bar at École Saint-Denis, Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu (Québec) École Saint-Denis is an elementary school located in Saint-Denis-sur-Richelieu, Montérégie, Quebec and it received a Farm to School Salad Bar grant in 2018. The school has had a lot of success involving its students in the operation of the salad bar and integrating it into the curriculum....
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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

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

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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## 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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