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13
Oct

Health Authority Staff Help Students get Dirty to Grow Interest in Healthy Food

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority dietitians and public health nurses are helping students get interested in growing and enjoying healthy food. They are members of the Farm to School Vancouver Area Regional Hub (F2SVA) that oversee Farm to School activities in the Vancouver area. A Vancity credit union grant provided the funds to hire a local...
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Farming School Grounds
15
May

Farming School Grounds

Photo: Yun Leong Something shifted in 2010.  Two cities that had been overcoming barriers to school gardens and getting local foods in classrooms now found themselves starting farms on school grounds. These farms added one more educational and food production tool to the complicated puzzle of Farm to School. Some wondered if school farms would be...
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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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World Food Day
10
Oct

World Food Day

Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth The October 16, 2014 World Food Day theme, “Family Farming: Feeding the world, caring for the earth” was chosen to recognize the importance of family farming and small scale farmers. It focuses world attention on the significant role of family and small scale farming to address...
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Community cafeterias offer students healthier – and tastier – lunches
06
Oct

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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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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25
Aug

Farm to Childcare: Curriculum Package

A resource guide for implementing Farm to Childcare initiatives and activity ideas in daycare centres. Author: Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy Date: May 2014 Click here to see the full article.
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Little Chefs learning the joys of cooking
19
Aug

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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School snack program goes local
11
Aug

School Snack Program Goes Local

Kids are eating more local fruits and vegetables thanks to Chatham-Kent’s first Farm to School Nutrition program. The pilot project, launched on March 31, delivers locally grown fruits and vegetables to 1,700 children at eight participating schools. Click here to see the full article. Source: The Chatham Voice Journalist: Blair Andrews  Date: May 21, 2014 
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Opportunities for Innovation: A Student Nutrition Program Pilot Project in Windsor-Essex
28
Jul

Opportunities for Innovation

In schools across Ontario, Student Nutrition Programs (SNPs) aim to provide nutritious snacks and meals to children and youth. The Ministry  of Child and Youth Services supports SNPs by providing approximately 30 million dollars in annual funding, which is administered by 14 lead agencies across the province. These agencies typically work with “Community Partnerships” to...
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## Resource!# **Kweselkten Agriculture Guide**In this guide, you will learn from Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are knowledgeable in farming and sustainable agriculture. Included all through the guide are helpful videos and resources on various topics including Setting up your Farm, Land Management, and Selling and Distribution.*Developed by The Community Futures Development Corporation of Central Interior First Nations (CFDC of CIFN).***This and MANY more resources are available in our Resource Centre! **www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/2022/05/kweselkten-agriculture-guide/#farm2school #agriculture #sustainableagriculture #localfood #NationalIndigenousHistoryMonth ... See MoreSee Less
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