Universal School Nutrition for Canada: Let’s Join the Rest of the World

FoodShare Executive Director Debbie Field and Anthony Winson, Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Univesity of Guelph, discuss why Canada needs to join the majority of countries in the world in implementing a children's food policy and what is needed to make this successful.

 

FoodShare's Recipe for Change

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FoodShare is focusing on programs for children and schools to foster both social and food systems change.

FoodShare's Work in Schools and Childhood Nutrition

FoodShare Toronto created the model for student nutrition programs in the city of Toronto, which works hand-in-hand with the Field to Table Schools program. A discussion of FoodShare's other school-based work is summarized.

A Fresh Crunch in School Lunch: The BC Farm to School Guide

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This guide was developed to support communities in their F2S endeavours. It provides practical information, tips, and tools for developing a local program that complies with provincial and federal health regulations and is sensitive to the diversity of schools throughout BC.

Farm to Cafeteria: BC Communities Share Paths to Success

<div>Following a brief overview of Farm to Cafeteria history and concepts, 5 stories&nbsp;</div><div>from the field are shared. These stories are drawn from every corner of British Columbia, highlighting the many paths communities have travelled to bring healthy, local, and sustainable foods to students, patients, and staff.</div>

Farm to Cafeteria Canada Strategic Plan

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Farm to Cafeteria Canada is a national network that promotes, supports and links farm to cafeteria programs, policy and practice from coast to coast to coast. The organization has developed a strategy to link and 
further the Farm to Cafeteria movement in Canada. 

Farm to School: Stories from the Field in Greater Vancouver

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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. 

How a 15-hour health program is making a breakthrough with teen obesity

A skills-building program offered as part of high school health classes may help prevent obesity, depression and drinking among teenagers, a new study suggests.

Ontario adds $3 million to student nutrition programs

Ontario is adding $3 million a year into student nutrition programs in response to a recent report on children’s health that called on the province to extend healthy food programs to all public schools.

Marketing junk food to kids

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The "No Time to Wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy" calls for a ban on advertising junk food directly to children, as well as other suggestions such as removing junk food displays from convenience stores and displaying calorie counts on menus.

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