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.
“How do I get my students excited and engaged in local food literacy?” “How do I help my students navigate a grocery store, including how to buy local and how to shop cost effectively?” “How can I make local food literacy with my school garden manageable?” These questions and many others are summarized in the […]read more
Schools across Ontario are using local food procurement as a strategy for promoting food literacy, building sustainable communities, and enhancing student engagement. These schools are finding creative ways to introduce local food that explore how food connects us to one another, our communities, and the environment. Are you looking for ideas, tips and resources re: […]read more
It’s October and that means Farm to School Month is upon us, and this one sure kicked off with some exciting news! At a special Farm to School Month launch event held yesterday (October 3, 2017) at Norman Johnston Secondary Alternate Program in Ottawa, Canada’s Minister of Health, the Honourable Ginette Petitpas Taylor, announced funding for […]read more
Last year, 50 schools in Ontario and British Columbia received Farm to School Grants, giving thousands of students the invaluable opportunity to grow, harvest, cook, preserve and eat nutritious local foods at school. The grants—valued at approx. 10K each—supported these Canadian schools in bringing the local harvest to school cafeterias through fresh salad bars. You […]read more
It’s back to school, so we’re thinking farm to school! George Brown College, in partnership with Sustain Ontario and Farm to Cafeteria Canada, has undertaken a project to investigate and communicate the diverse conditions necessary to support Farm to School (F2S) and to attempt to identify best practices for stakeholders. Are you involved in a F2S […]read more
In May 2017, the Ontario Edible Education Network asked for feedback into a survey to help it focus its future efforts and conversations. During the 5 weeks that the survey was open we received 19 responses. The following post offers a brief summary of the themes that emerged. You can also download the more detailed […]read more
Do you want to provide more local food education at your school? Check out recordings from our 2016/17 Local Food Literacy in Schools webinars to help your students gain a greater awareness and knowledge of local food; better understand its availability; and learn local food skills. Packed with hands-on tips and resources from local food […]read more
To celebrate Ontario Local Food Week, we asked for people to nominate Local School Food Champions – i.e. those incredible people who are bringing local food literacy to Ontario schools (check out #SchoolFoodChamp or our compilation of social media posts). We’d now like to share the stories that these nominees submitted to us. To all […]read more
Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network and our local food literacy project partners decided to celebrate Ontario Local Food Week 2017 by honouring the individuals who are working hard to bring local food literacy into Ontario schools. And so we reached out far and wide to ask people to nominate individuals as Local School Food Champions. […]read more
The recording and presentation slides from our Embracing Local Food Literacy in Ontario Schools: Shifting your School Food Culture webinar are now available! This webinar was the fifth in our Local Food Literacy in Ontario Schools webinar series. Recorded on May 17, 2017, it focused on how schools can shift their school culture to better […]read more