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ORGANIC VEGETABLES AT CHU SAINTE-JUSTINE
16
Jul

Organic Vegetables at CHU Sainte-Justine

The Sainte-Justine Hospital Centre has taken a big step towards healthier food options for its patients, visitors and staff members. Beginning this summer, Délipapilles, the hospital’s food service, will be using local organic vegetables to prepare its meals. Through a partnership with Équiterre, Délipapilles is working directly with three Quebec organic farms from the Bio Locaux collective,...
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Nourish Aims to Change the Narrative of Food in Healthcare
16
Oct

Nourish Aims to Change the Narrative of Food in Healthcare

Hayley Lapalme I have long wondered if it’s a coincidence that the kitchens in hospitals are often in the basement. Prioritization of food in healthcare is often pit against clinical priorities, rather than seen as complementary. Common refrains I’ve heard from healthcare include, “It’s food or the MRI,” or “If a patient is well enough...
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16
Oct

More Local Organic Food in Quebec Institutions!

Équiterre is a Quebec-based organization offering concrete solutions to accelerate the transition towards a society in which individuals, organizations, and governments make ecological choices that are both healthy and equitable. Since its inception, Équiterre has aimed among other things to increase the consumption of local organic food. Through the development and coordination of a network...
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24
Nov

A First in Quebec

Fundraising Campaigns Offering Local, Organic Vegetables in Schools! Montreal, November 17, 2016 – Two Montreal schools have chosen to innovate this year by launching a new type of fundraising activity for their projects. Thanks to the project Schools Take Root: For Healthy, Local and Sustainable Food, these schools are giving youngsters and their parents a...
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Montérégie Daycares are Putting Local Foods on the Menu!
21
Oct

Montérégie Daycares are Putting Local Foods on the Menu!

Throughout the Montérégie area (a large agricultural region south of Montreal, in the Province of Quebec), daycares are committed to local, sustainable food. Whether through regular sourcing of local products, direct connections with organic farming families or the development of learning gardens and educational activities, these daycares are teaming with stories and ideas to help...
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F2CC to co-host Canada’s First National School Food Conference Montreal, November 12 to 14, 2015 Registration is Now Open
03
Jun

2015 Changing the Menu Conference Video

Changing the Menu, the first-ever national school food conference in Canada took place on Nov 12-14, 2015 in Montreal. The conference was hosted by the Heart and Stroke Foundation, Farm to Cafeteria Canada and Équiterre. It was also brought to you by the partners of the Nourishing School Communities initiative.
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13
Oct

12 College Campuses Leading the Way for Sustainable Dining

Many cafeterias around the United States are working to provide students with healthy, sustainable meal options. To do this, colleges and universities are changing the way that they purchase and prepare food in their cafeterias, and many of them are beginning to source food locally. Universities can play a big role in their local and...
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29
Jan

Equiterre helps daycares buy local food

In 2013, 15 daycare centres in the Montérégie region of Quebec received help from environmental group Equiterre as part of the Croqu’Plaisir program, which encourages the creation of healthy food environments for preschoolers in daycare facilities, in part by promoting the purchase of local produce. It was the program’s first year, and already, the results...
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30
Jul

Quebec leads way with new food sovereignty policy

Quebecers got some good news this May when it was announced that the province had adopted a food sovereignty policy, according to Montreal-based environmental group Equiterre, which applauded the following highlights: government agencies are encouraged to buy local (with a local food procurement strategy slated to come out by year’s end) a mention of the...
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26
Jun

Croqu’Plaisir: Bringing local fruits and vegetables to daycare facilities in Montérégie, Quebec

An association of daycares in the Montérégie region of Québec (RCPEM[1]) have partnered with Équiterre and the regional conference of elected officers (CRÉ[2]) for the project Croqu’Plaisir. Considering that one Quebec child in five suffers from overweight (Shields, 2005) and that the average Canadian meal travels some 2500km (CAAAQ, 2008), this project aims to increase...
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Counting down the weeks until our Farm to School Canada Grants close! ⏳3...🎁 Schools can apply for up to $10,000 of funding and there will be 30 grants available in this round.🏫 Applications are open to ALL schools (kindergarten to grade 12) in Canada, including schools in Indigenous communities/nations.🕚 There's still plenty of time to apply and our grants page has all the info you need to get started: bit.ly/3o9Ap9UCompleted applications must be submitted by February 18, 2022. @wholekidsfoundation #farm2school #farm2schoolcanadagrants #localfood #healthyfood #schoolfood ... See MoreSee Less
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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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