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16
Oct

Farm to Elementary School Programming Increases Access to Fruits and Vegetables and Increases Their Consumption Among Those With Low Intake

Report assessing the effectiveness of Wisconsin Farm to School (F2S) programs in increasing students’ fruit and vegetable (FV) intake. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior Andrea B. Bontrager Yoder, PhD, MM; Janice L. Liebhart, MS; Daniel J. McCarty, PhD; Amy Meinen, MPH, RD; Dale Schoeller, PhD; Camilla Vargas, MS; Tara LaRowe, PhD, RD June 18,...
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THE BENEFITS OF FARM TO SCHOOL
06
Oct

The Benefits of Farm to School

A farm to school resource describing the ways in which farm to school programs enable communities to connect with local food producers for access to fresh, healthy and local food and changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and preschools. National Farm to School Network Click here to see the full article.
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Hospitals and Healthy Food: How Health Care Institutions Can HelpPromote Healthy Diets
02
Sep

Hospitals and Healthy Food: How Health Care Institutions Can Help Promote Healthy Diets

For decades, U.S. food and farm policy has been poorly aligned with public health objectives. But new opportunities,including an innovative federal program that provides incentives for low-income consumers to increase their purchases of fruits and vegetables, can now begin to address the problem. Click here to see the full article. Authors: UCSUSA & Johns Hopkins Center for...
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Hospitals and Healthy Food: How Health Care Institutions Can Improve Community Food Environments
02
Sep

Hospitals and Healthy Food: How Health Care Institutions Can Improve Community Food Environments

An innovative Farm Bill program could help hospitals and community groups partner to prevent chronic illness. Click here to see the full article. Author: UCSUSA              Date: 7/18/14
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The Benefits of Gardening and Food Growing for Health and Wellbeing
26
Jun

The Benefits of Gardening and Food Growing for Health and Wellbeing

This review is designed to support decision making and to encourage health professionals to actively use gardening and food growing as part of the health care service provision. by Garden Organic and Sustain Gareth Davies, Maria Devereaux, Margi Lennartsson, Ulrich Schmutz and Sarah Williams Download a the full report here: The Benefits of Gardening and Food...
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Making the Case for Healthy, Freshly Prepared School Meals
26
Jun

Making the Case for Healthy, Freshly Prepared School Meals

A “toolbox” from the Center for Ecoliteracy presenting research from around the US, interviews with food service professionals, stakeholders and staff, and presentation material for “making the case” to school administration, key partners, teachers and parents. Download a the full report here: Making the Case for Healthy, Freshly Prepared School Meals
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11
Oct

Campuses drive local food purchasing: survey

VANCOUVER/Tyee/ – Colleges and universities are driving local food procurement in the public sphere, according to a new survey. The survey, conducted by Farm to Cafeteria Canada, is the first of its kind to look at local food purchasing by public institutions across Canada. In total, 239 representatives from colleges and universities, public schools and health care facilities...
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10
Oct

Local Food: Canadian Schools, Campuses and Health Care Facilities Speak Up

According to new report commissioned by Farm to Cafeteria Canada, activity to bring healthy, local and sustainable foods into public agencies is gearing up in almost every province and territory in Canada – and there is a hunger for more. The Report- Local Foods- Canadian schools, campuses, and health care facilities speak up (2013) is the first...
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Dig In: 30 Minute Webinar Series
14
Nov

Dig In Webinars will return in November! Click to see the archives.

The Dig In Webinars have been put on hold for the summer months.  Please stay in touch as they will be resuming in November. Save the dates – “Dig In” mini webinars will be offered on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 3 pm EST.   Previous Webinars: April 16th, 2013: “Institutional Procurement in a Free...
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**Wow! Check out this beautiful resource from Opaskwayak Culture & Healthy Living Initiatives in Northern Manitoba **It's full of gorgeous community and garden photos and step-by-step instructions for planting, growing and harvesting plus recipes for cooking and preserving healthy local food in the north. 👏🙌Northern Manitoba Food, Culture, and Community Collaborative,Farm to School Manitoba Healthy Choice Fundraiser #communitygarden #IndigenousFoodSystems #localfood #healthyfoodThe folx at Opaskwayak Culture & Healthy Living Initiatives created a beautiful Planting, Harvesting & Cooking Guide to share their knowledge, tips and tricks, recipes, and language. Check out the guide and get starting those seeds! www.nmfccc.ca/uploads/4/4/1/7/44170639/ocn_plantguide__lr.pdf Thanks, OCN Community Gardens! ... See MoreSee Less
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**A little Friday fun! **Talk about hands-on-learning! Watch Baby Chef cook up a storm of healthy, (hopefully local?) recipes. Listen carefully as he explains his method. 😉😂 Looks delicious Baby Chef! #foodskills #healthyfood #handsonlearning fb.watch/5tApRJ0WRQ/ ... See MoreSee Less
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