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.
On February 28, 2019, Sustain Ontario hosted an interactive Farm to School (F2S) Workshop in partnership with the George Brown College Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts, which brought together some of the passionate people working on F2S activities in Ontario to explore solutions to common challenges. It was fantastic to have such a powerful […]read more
Are you ready to make some noise for healthy school food?! Another Great Big Crunch is fast approaching on March 28th! The Great Big Crunch is a national movement and annual moment of anti-silence in which students, teachers, parents and others passionate about food join the food movement and crunch into apples (or any crunchy […]read more
To generate some discussion before our upcoming Farm to School (F2S) Workshop on Thursday, February 28, Farm to School in Ontario: Exploring Solutions to Common Challenges, we’re going to be sending out some F2S questions on Twitter over the next few weeks! The questions are open to anyone on Twitter who is interested in Farm […]read more
Our upcoming interactive workshop with the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at George Brown College, Farm to School in Ontario – Exploring Solutions to Common Challenges, is now just a few weeks away, taking place on Thursday, February 28! We’re currently busy planning for the day around the responses given in the registration survey so […]read more
At the end of last year, the Coalition for Healthy School Food launched a petition to the federal government, calling for “an adequately-funded national cost-shared universal healthy school food program.” (The petition aligns with Senator Eggleton’s Motion No. 358, which was introduced in June 2018.) Over the past month, the petition has picked up steam and is […]read more
On Thursday, February 28, 2019, we invite you to join Sustain Ontario and the Centre for Hospitality and Culinary Arts at George Brown College for an interactive workshop focused on exploring solutions to common Farm to School challenges in Ontario. Audience: Schools, school boards, Student Nutrition Programs, non-profits, public health, and everyone who supports and […]read more
Ecosource has announced their newly-updated Advanced Teacher Training program for 2019, run in partnership with York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies. The program offers hands-on learning and professional development for educators interested in the latest tools and strategies for environmental education. There are four different modules offered, each with two days of hands-on workshops and […]read more
The Nutrition Resource Centre is collaborating with the Greenbelt Fund on a research project, in partnership with the Food Innovation & Research Studio (FIRSt) at George Brown College (GBC) and the Helderleigh Foundation, to gain an understanding of local food awareness, utilization and food literacy in meal and snack programs targeted to young children in […]read more
The website for the 2019 National Farm to School Conference is now live! The conference, hosted by Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC), is taking place in Victoria, B.C. from May 15 – 17, 2019. Stay tuned for registration details. If you have ideas for a workshop, presentation, short talk or abstract, the conference Call for […]read more
A new, free guide for organizing cooking initiatives in schools has been released, A Recipe for Successful Cooking Workshops. The guide was developed through the collaboration of several partners: Équiterre, Commission scolaire de Montréal (CSDM), Dairy Farmers of Canada and the Direction régionale de santé publique de Montréal, as part of the Schools Take Root project. […]read more