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The first-ever pan-Canadian conference on healthy, sustainable school food, Changing the Menu, which was organized by Équiterre and partners in November last year, continues to have a ripple effect. At a webinar and networking event this week, over 120 people carried on the work of knowledge transfer and collaboration already well underway.
In collaboration with Équiterre and the Farm to Cafeteria Canada network, the Collectif de la table des écoliers and Breakfast Club of Canada are creating the first map of school food initiatives on the Island of Montreal. The goal is to provide a comprehensive overview of activities that provide food to students and educate them about the benefits of healthy food (e.g.,...
Actualité - 10 August 2016 - Tag : Farm to Cafeteria, Local food procurement
Equiterre’s institutional food program aims to facilitate the procurement of healthy, local and sustainable food in public facilities and organisations in Quebec. It does so through projects and services for food producers and food purchasers in childcare centers, primary and secondary schools, health facilities, post secondary campuses and companies. (At this time, only...
Schools, pre-schools and after-school programs, share your local food story this October for a chance to win a $1000 Farm to School grant from Farm to Cafeteria Canada as part of Canada's first-ever Farm to School month.  Farm to School month celebrates Farm to School activities in the garden, in the kitchen, in the classroom, on the farm, and at...
Actualité - 28 September 2014 - Tag : Farm to Cafeteria, Farm to School Month, Organization
According to a new report, activity to bring healthy, local and sustainable foods into public agencies is gearing up in almost every province and territory in Canada – and there is a hunger for more.
Montreal, October 10, 2013 - According to a new report being released today, activity to bring healthy, local and sustainable foods into public agencies is gearing up in almost every province and territory in Canada – and there is a hunger for more.
Last week, Equiterre hosted a conference by Joanne Bays, National Manager of Farm to Cafeteria Canada, a network that aims to bring healthy, local and sustainably produced foods into public agencies. She spoke about what British Columbia has done to bring more local food into its public institutions over the past decade. Hint: it has done a lot.  Here are just some of the...
Drawing upon the British Columbia experience, Joanne will illuminate the critical elements of success necessary to implement a local food program within any public institution in Canada – from schools to health care facilities. She will also discuss the emergence of a new national network created to bring the leaders within the farm-to-cafeteria movement together to...
Événement - 24 September 2013 - Tag : Équiterre Activities, Farm to Cafeteria, Local food, Organization
Join us on October 1, 2013 as Joanne Bays, National Manager of Farm to Cafeteria Canada presents case studies of innovative and thriving local food programs within Canadian schools, campuses and healthcare facilities.
Actualité - 19 September 2013 - Tag : Farm to Cafeteria, Joanne Bays, Organization
The pupils at Saint Barthélemy primary school in Montreal grow their own organic veggies. McGill University serves fruit and vegetables grown on its Macdonald campus.    Ross Memorial Hospital in Lindsay, Ontario "cooks patient meals from scratch using fresh, whole foods," instead of relying on a catering service.
Actualité - 31 October 2012 - Tag : Farm to Cafeteria, Set up Soup's On!, Soup's On!, Soup's On! kit