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10
May

Haida Gwaii Students Nourished with Food from the Land and Sea

Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay Secondary School, Masset BC 2017-2018 (Year 2) I remember the first salad bar many years ago at Gudangaay Tlaats’gaa Naay (GTNS), a high school on the north end of Haida Gwaii. When faced with the salad bar over flowing fruit and vegetables, students filled their plates with ranch salad dressing and bacon...
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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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11
Dec

Over 100 Ways to Connect Learning to Gardening

School gardens are a powerhouse for education. This is beautifully demonstrated in the Gardening Project Map, which lays out 101 ways to connect learning to the garden, whether it’s through: Math, Art, Health, Physical Education, Science, Social Studies, Music, and/or Language Arts. The map was originally published in 1982 in Life Lab’s The Growing Classroom,...
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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
27
Feb

Forest Park’s Salad Bar Story

Forest Park Elementary School, St. Thomas, ON Total Student Enrollment: 400+ 2018-2019 (Grant Year 1) In 2018, Forest Park Elementary School partnered with Farm to Cafeteria Canada to provide a healthy and free salad bar weekly to all students. In an increasingly diverse socio-economic society, many students come to school without a healthy lunch. At...
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Farm to Campus, Farm to School Farm to School Canada
12
Feb

UBC: A leader in sustainable and just food systems

By Neal Cameron The University of British Columbia has been a leader in moving food service procurement towards supporting more sustainable and just food systems. As the first Fair Trade Certified Campus in Canada and the first Canadian university to purchase exclusively OceanWise seafood, UBC has shown a commitment to engaging in food system change....
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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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Walter E. Harris Public School Students are Growing Food! 

02
Dec

Walter E. Harris Public School Students are Growing Food!

Walter E. Harris Public School, Oshawa, ON Last year, our school received a seed grant of $1,500 from Farm to Cafeteria Canada. Immediately, this money was put to good use, as our Garden Club and Grade 3 students began growing sprouts for consumption during the cold winter months. With this infusion of cash, we bought...
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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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