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.
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
Do you want to recognize someone who has brought local food literacy to an Ontario school / campus / preschool? Nominate your Local School Food Champion (could be a teacher, farmer, student, parent, administrator, or any other role) and their name will be entered into a draw for a chance to win a ticket to […]read more
The Ontario Edible Education Network was established in 2012 to bring together groups in Ontario that are connecting children and youth with healthy food systems. The following survey has been developed to identify where Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network should target its future efforts and conversations. We’re now inviting anyone in Ontario who is working […]read more
The Ontario Edible Education Network had the pleasure of attending a Good Food in Schools Forum in Smiths Falls earlier this year (February 22), hosted by The Table Community Food Centre, in partnership with Foodcore LGL and Two Rivers Food Hub. The Table CFC has since uploaded the many informative presentations from the day, including […]read more