Food for Thought

Food For Thought

Food For Thought is a great example of how many of the food-related programs commonly found in Vancouver’s schools- from gardening, to cooking, to healthy eating- can be combined to give students a garden-to-plate look at an essential topic.   Published on Jan 9, 2013 Vancouver School Board
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Ontario Students Leading Campus Food System Change

The Meal Exchange believes that post-secondary campuses are an ideal leverage point for building local food systems, and that student leaders have the power to drive this change. Their new report Student leadership for local food on Ontario’s campuses 2013 – 2105  features stories from Meal Exchange’s work over the past 18 months with the University of Waterloo,...
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Campus Food Revolution

The Campus Food Revolution

When students and administrators join resources to improve the food on campus, cafeteria is no longer a dirty word. It’s steak week at the Creelman Marketplace, a food-court style of cafeteria at the University of Guelph. The chef at the grill station is sizzling up steak fajitas to order for a long lineup. The featured...
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The Eastender: Down on the Van Tech schoolyard farm - See more at: http://www.vancourier.com/community/the-eastender-down-on-the-van-tech-schoolyard-farm-1.1081145#sthash.mnUcoXlO.C4CYJyOC.dpuf

The Eastender: Down on the Van Tech Schoolyard Farm

An East Vancouver high school has changed the way students learn by starting up its own working schoolyard farm. It’s the first of its kind in Canada. The 1,000 square metres of garden space at Vancouver Technical secondary school and the weekly market stand opened May 28 to sell the fresh produce, with funds going...
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Not your typical cooking class

Not Your Typical Cooking Class

It’s not just cupcake and muffin lessons. Canadian students are making tortillas, canning the harvest, milking goats, and deboning chickens!   These skills are being taught by teachers who are part of a growing group of educators who are shaping student learning by connecting kids with local foods and farmers.  Their passion and commitment is...
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Big appetites for local food

Big Appetites for Local Food

What happens when you give Ontario school kids the choice to eat healthier locally sourced food? This past December, 270 grade sixes from neighbouring elementary schools descended on Guelph’s St. James Catholic High School, home of a groundbreaking local-food-focused hospitality program, to sample snacks cooked up by the high school’s hospitality students. For a whole...
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Harvesting Potatoes at Bernice MacNaughton High School, Moncton NB / Récolte de pommes de terre, école secondaire Bernice MacNaughton, Moncton, N.-B.

Farm to School New Brunswick Launches In Good Company

Photo: Potato Harvet at Bernice MacNaughton High School in Moncton NB When Rachel Schofield Martin first took on the job of running her school’s cafeteria, one of her biggest challenges was distribution. She had the approval of her administration, the support of her school board, and the cooperation of her cook. She even had farmers...
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Community cafeterias offer students healthier – and tastier – lunches

Community cafeterias offer students healthier – and tastier – lunches

Last year, when Dr. Lynn Hansen and her colleagues at the New Brunswick Medical Society asked parents to send in pictures of their kids’ school cafeteria menus, the doctors were surprised by what they saw. Among the chicken nuggets and pizza, there were healthy meals being offered that actually looked delicious. Colleen Kimmett The Globe...
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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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Little Chefs learning the joys of cooking

Little Chefs Learning the Joys of Cooking

Little Chefs program helping local children develop healthy cooking skills and nutrition literacy. Source: Kawartha Lakes This Week Journalist: Catherine Whitnall Date: 08.15.14 Click here to see the full article.
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We have posted the last of the videos in the **Teaching the Curriculum through Food** series with Growing Chefs! Ontario!Watch: 1. **[Strategies for Cooking and Preparing Food in the Classroom ](youtu.be/nZWwGIWy03s)**(13 mins) explores strategies for preparing food right in the classroom.1. **[Resource: Working with cooking tools in your classroom ](youtu.be/fDcH2jGEwMM)**(4 mins) explains and demonstrates some of the ways students can gain confidence in using cooking tools.***...and so many more!*** What a great resource for teachers who want to bring #localfood and #foodliteracy into their classrooms. 🙌www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2021/10/teaching-the-curriculum-through-food/#farm2school #schoolfood #handsonlearning ... See MoreSee Less
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