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20
Apr

Celebrate Earth Day Every Day with Farm to School!

Photo credit : École Louis-de-France, Trois-rivières, Québec Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd! The theme for 2021 is Restore Our Earth, with a focus on “natural processes, emerging green technologies, and innovative thinking that can restore the world’s ecosystems.” Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s vision is vibrant and sustainable regional food systems that support...
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18
Dec

Webinar Recap: School Food Programming in Ontario in a time of COVID-19

Given all of the restrictions in schools due to COVID-19, school food champions in Ontario are doing what they can to figure out how to continue to advance food literacy programs. Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network hosted a lively webinar on November 17, 2020, to discuss School Food Programming in Ontario in a time of...
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26
Jun

The Crunch Cafe Salad Bar at St Luke’s

St. Luke Catholic Elementary School Oakville, Ontario 2018-2019 (Grant Year 2) St. Luke School in Oakville has just finished its second full school year offering the Crunch Cafe Salad Bar to its students.    First introduced in the fall of 2018, the Crunch Cafe provides students with a variety of fresh vegetables, fruit, protein and...
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Loughborough Public School: Climate Action and Reconciliation through Food Literacy
22
Jun

Loughborough Public School: Climate Action and Reconciliation through Food Literacy

Photos: At Loughborough Public School near Kingston, Ontario – a Legacy School identified by the Downie Wenjak Foundation for their work towards Truth and Reconciliation – students are learning how to grow and prepare their own food, while connecting with the land and their community. Through experiential learning, students are immersed in projects that bring...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
16
Jan

Students at Ottawa Alternate Program Enjoy Salad Bar Learning Opportunities

Elizabeth Wynwood Secondary School, Ottawa, ON 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) There’s an old adage about how food brings people together. The students at Elizabeth Wyn Wood alternate program have experienced that first hand since we received a farm to school salad bar grant in 2018. Our school is a unique secondary alternate program for students...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
17
Dec

LunchLAB at Lord Roberts

2016-1017 (Year 1) Lord Roberts Elementary School is a diverse, urban school in the West End of the Downtown Vancouver Peninsula. With support from Farm to Cafeteria Canada and in partnership with Growing Chefs and Fresh Roots, two innovative charities that have been supporting schools to grow and cook in the Vancouver School Board and...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
08
Nov

Recipe for a Halloween Harvest Lunch

At Salt Spring Elementary (SSE), we celebrated National Farm-to-School Month with an all-school, community Harvest Lunch. Here’s how it happened. Last June kindergartners planted turban squash seeds donated by Salt Spring Seeds and over the summer, Camp Collosal participants watered and cared for the Hillside Garden, snacking on what was ripe and harvesting some of...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
18
Oct

Serving up “fresh and delicious” with Farm to School at St Jean de Brebeuf

St Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School Hamilton, Ontario 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Our Farm to Cafeteria story started back in 2016 when Chef Luigi Chiarini from St Jean de Brebeuf Catholic Secondary School in Hamilton, Ontario was able to take over operation of the school cafeteria and began planning for a cafeteria run by...
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Farm to School, Farm to School Canada
09
Sep

Educate young people about the need for healthy food through the salad bar

Waterloo Elementary School, Waterloo, Québec 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Since 2016, Waterloo Elementary School in Montérégie has been offering its students and staff the opportunity to eat fresh fruits and vegetables every day. What began as a simple experiment by cafeteria manager Jenny Wheeler quickly turned into a well-stocked, healthy salad bar. “After being inspired...
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Lambton-Kent Composite School, Dresden, ON
01
Aug

Red Rocket Salad Bar becomes a ‘new tradition’ at Lambton-Kent Composite

Lambton-Kent Composite School, Dresden, ON 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) Lambton-Kent Composite School is located in the historical town of Dresden, Ontario, a small community in Southwestern Ontario.  Situated on a treed campus, Lambton-Kent Composite School is home to approximately 295 students and staff.  We are an agricultural community and many of our students are connected...
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## RESOURCE# **Farm to School Food Guide**🤷 Want to know how Farm to School 🚜🏫 initiatives in Canada align with the new Canada’s Food Guide? 🔎 This fact sheet demonstrates how a Farm to School Approach can support Canadian students to eat well and live well using a self-serve salad bar model. 🥗🥗🥗Check out the full fact sheet with quotes from students who 💯 agree! bit.ly/33S6x7b#farm2school #canadafoodguide #healthyeating #saladbar #eattherainbow 🍎🍊🍋🥑🍇🍆 ... See MoreSee Less
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## Ressource# **Guide alimentaire De la ferme à l’école****🤷 Vous voulez savoir comment les initiatives de la ferme à l'école 🚜🏫 au Canada s'alignent sur le nouveau Guide alimentaire canadien ? **🔎 Ce document illustre le rôle important que peut jouer une approche De la ferme à l’école pour aider les élèves canadiens à bien manger et à bien vivre en utilisant un modèle de buffet à salades libre-service. 🥗🥗🥗Consultez la fiche d'information complète avec des citations d'élèves qui 💯 sont d'accord ! bit.ly/3olomFk#Delafermeàlécole #baràsalade ... See MoreSee Less
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# **Congrats to Fairview Elementary on the launch of their delicious looking salad bar! 🚀🥗🥗🥗 **We're always so proud of our farm to school grant recipient schools! 😊Whole Kids Foundation #farm2school #saladbar #healthyeating #localfood ... See MoreSee Less
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