Across Ontario people are doing great work to connect children and youth with good food!
The Ontario Edible Education Network has been established to bring these groups together to:
Photo Credit: Children get ready to dig in The Stop CFC’s teaching gardens.
A number of schools across Ontario are entering the third year of their Farm to School Salad Bar Grants, and the Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) blog has been blooming with their 2018 stories and updates, touching on everything from food literacy and local food procurement, to student nutrition, sustainability education and more. Whether it’s developing […]read more
Here we are, the 10th and final post of our Local Food Literacy blog series! We hope you have been able to harvest some good tips, information and resources along the way from our Local Food Literacy in Schools FAQ Guide, developed by Sustain Ontario, Ecosource, FoodShare and Roots to Harvest. For our last blog post […]read more
With summer approaching and another school year about to come to an end, the next post in our Local Food Literacy blog series takes a look at a common dilemma teachers can face when trying to implement school growing initiatives… Q: How can I deal with the mismatch between the growing season and the school […]read more
We’re now at #8 out of 10 posts in our Local Food Literacy blog series! Thanks to all who have joined the conversation so far on Twitter and shared the blog posts. Next up, we’re going to take a look at another important aspect of local food education in schools — health and safety: Q: Our […]read more
Traditionally, youth voices have been ignored in political discourse in the lead-up to elections, this year Laidlaw Foundation wants to change that. On May 7th, 2018 at the Daniels Spectrum, Laidlaw Foundation will be hosting a Youth-Focused Town Hall alongside their partners For Youth Initiative, the Citizen Empowerment Project, Ryerson Democratic Engagement Exchange, Toronto Youth Cabinet, Apathy […]read more
The RFP “Engage North American Youth to Prevent, Recover and Recycle Food Loss and Waste” has been posted in the CEC website. Please consider to share this RFP within your networks and feel free to distribute these links as appropriate. Here are the links to the RFP: English: http://www.cec.org/about-us/opportunities/engage-north-american-youth-prevent-recover-and-recycle-food-loss-and-waste Spanish: http://www.cec.org/es/acerca-de-la-cca/empleos/favorecimiento-de-la-participaci%C3%B3n-de-ni%C3%B1os-y-j%C3%B3venes-de-am%C3%A9rica-del-norte-en-la-prevenci%C3%B3n-de-la-p%C3%A9rdida-y-el-desperdicio-de-alimentos-as%C3%AD-como-su-recuperaci%C3%B3n-y-reciclaje French: http://www.cec.org/fr/qui-sommes-nous/emplois/mobiliser-les-jeunes-nord-am%C3%A9ricains-dans-la-pr%C3%A9vention-du-gaspillage-d%E2%80%99aliments-et-la-r%C3%A9cup%C3%A9rationrecyclage-des-d%C3%A9chets-alimentairesread more
We’re at our 6th blog post now in the Local Food Literacy blog series! Most recently we looked at getting local food into our schools and on our cafeteria menus, but this time we’re going to focus on engaging students directly with the purchasing process… Q: How do I help my students to navigate a grocery store, […]read more
The previous blog post in our Local Food Literacy blog series offered some farm-to-school inspiration by sharing stories about exemplary cafeterias. There are so many schools across the province and country that are doing what they can to put local food on their school menus. But what if you just don’t know where to get started? […]read more
Next up in our blog post series on bringing Local Food Literacy into Ontario schools, we take a closer look at getting local food into our schools. Let’s turn to some exemplary cafeterias for some farm-to-school inspiration! Q: Students need to not only learn about local foods in the classroom, they also need to be […]read more
March 1st, 2018 (TORONTO) – On March 1st at 2:30pm, Canadians from coast to coast to coast will be taking part in the Great Big Crunch to bring attention to the issue of children’s nutrition. The Great Big Crunch, founded and coordinated by FoodShare Toronto(link is external), is a signature event that sends a delicious message for […]read more