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Salad Bar
17
Feb

Evaluation of the Community Capacity Building Strategy

The Farm to School Salad Bar is a new and innovative initiative in British Columbia (BC) designed to increase the consumption of fruits and vegetables amongst students and raise awareness of the health benefits of doing so. Although the concept of farm to school appears simple, it has multiple planning-related objectives including adopting a comprehensive...
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F2S salad bars take root in New Brunswick
09
Sep

F2S Salad Bars Take Root in New Brunswick

Salad bars in schools. An oxymoron?  Not in the US where the 4000th school salad bar was granted earlier this year.  As part of Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move campaign, over $10 million in salad bar equipment and training has been provided to US schools. Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) is championing the same model in...
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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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Oliver School encourages ‘young farmers’
08
May

Oliver School Encourages ‘Young Farmers’

Photo: Oliver Elementary School is turning some of its students into “young farmers” as part of the Salad Bar Program. In top photo are students getting ready to grow their gardens. In top photo from left are Matthew Hodge, Dustin Cachola, and Justin Vala. In back row are Nicholas Lang, Jasneet Sidhu, Avnit Sidhu, and Eisha...
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01
Dec

Webinar: The Nuts and Bolts of Running a Farm to School Salad Bar Program

      The first of a series of Canadian Farm to School Conversations brought to you by Farm to Cafeteria Canada and Nourishing School Communities. Join our Farm to School leaders as they provide their insights and perspectives into running a successful Farm to School Soup and Salad bar program. When: Wednesday, December 3, 2014 Time: 3:30-4:30 PM  (Atlantic Standard Time) (WEBINAR...
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Salad Bars—The Lunchbox Guide
06
Oct

The Salad Bar Lunchbox Guide

The “Salad Bar Lunch Box Guide” was produced in the United states by the Lunchbox Organization in response to the demand by school meal providers for a detailed “how-to” guide that provided information on planning and implementing salad bars as part of the reimbursable meal programs operating in schools across the country. Salad bars (also referred...
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25
Aug

Farm to School Sprouts in British Columbia

Farm to School programs have taken root in British Columbia and continue to proliferate championed by the Public Health Association of British Columbia, and with solid support from the Ministry of Health and a variety government and non government organizations and individuals.  But how did this buzz of activity begin?  Who planted the seeds? Where...
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Changing the way we think about feeding our kids
26
Jun

Changing the way we think about feeding our kids: An evaluation of the Farm to School Salad Bar Project Dragon Lake Elementary, Quesnel, BC

A review of a BC school’s successes and challenges of a Farm to School Salad Bar Pilot Project. Download a the full report here: Changing the way we think about feeding our kids
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18
Jun

Farm to School: Stories From the Field in Greater Vancouver

[gdl_gallery title=”GALLERY_TITLE” width=”IMAGE_SRC” height=”IMAGE_HEIGHT” ] Hot off the press – a brand new booklet providing an overview of  Greater Vancouver’s first six Farm to School programs. Learn about the people, their schools, and their  successes and challenges implementing Farm to School programs. Thanks to the collective efforts of  the school communities, farmers, and partners from...
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