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.
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
Join us for our next Unpacking Food Literacy webinar! In 2016, the Ontario Federation of Agriculture (OFA), along with an advisory committee consisting of the Nutrition Resource Centre at the Ontario Public Health Association, the Ontario Home Economics Association, AgScape and Farm and Food Care Ontario, undertook research to gain a better understanding of food […]read more
First we looked at getting students engaged, then we highlighted resources and ideas for school gardens — now, for the third blog post in our 10-post series on bringing Local Food Literacy into Ontario schools, we will explore shifting the culture around food in schools… How can my school get started on shifting its whole school […]read more
We hope you enjoyed our first blog post in a series on bringing Local Food Literacy into Ontario schools. This blog series is intended to widely share the content from the Local Food Literacy in Schools FAQ Guide, developed by Sustain Ontario, Ecosource, FoodShare and Roots to Harvest. Thanks to all who have joined the conversation […]read more
Enjoy the goodness of food prepared by Parkdale chefs in the intimate setting of the Tempered Room, steps away from Greenest City. Greenest City teaches children and youth to grow, cook, eat! healthy food. Growing the Future focuses on food skills, stewardship and food growing. Youth leaders are trained and through paid employment – facilitate […]read more
In 2009, the Ontario Collaborative Group on Healthy Eating and Physical Activity undertook a bold initiative to develop a comprehensive provincial strategy, the Ontario Food and Nutrition Strategy, encompassing the entire food system. Lessons learned from this process will inform others involved in food systems work at the provincial, regional, or local level and may […]read more
Welcome to the first of 10 blog posts in a series on bringing Local Food Literacy into Ontario schools! You might remember our Local Food Literacy in Schools FAQ Guide, developed by Sustain Ontario, Ecosource, FoodShare and Roots to Harvest. Due to great interest in this resource (and in bringing local food education into our schools […]read more
Until 5:00pm, Friday, January 26, you have the opportunity to vote on suggested ideas for the 2018 provincial budget. In a site called Vote on Budget Talks, citizens have the ability to vote for up to three of the thirteen ideas generated by the Budget Talks consultation process. It is noteworthy, that four of these […]read more
The last round of Farm to School Canada Grants saw 50 schools in Ontario and British Columbia—and thus thousands of students—delight in the experience of growing, cooking and eating fresh, local foods at school. And in 2018, those numbers are only going to rise! If your school is eager to join this growing, unstoppable movement, […]read more