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.
Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s newly-launched Edible Education Community of Practice (CoP) had a great first meeting on March 10, 2021, and we are excited to invite you to join the second meeting on Wednesday, June 2, from 3:30 – 5 p.m. EDT. This Edible Education Community of Practice (CoP) aims to provide a supportive space […]read more
Hello, friends! Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network has just launched a monthly automated newsletter (much like our weekly Good Food Bites) to share Ontario School Food News from the Sustain Ontario blog! If you’d like to receive the School Food newsletter, sign up here. If you are already subscribed to Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network […]read more
Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC), with support from Sustain Ontario, has been releasing a series of case studies on how farm to school & food literacy programs are being implemented successfully across the country. Each case study features detailed information on the program, key takeaways and tips, a Q&A with a program lead, and some […]read more
While the Great Big Crunch sure looked different this year, the first-ever virtual Canada-wide Great Big Crunch made some big noise for healthy school food with the highest participation ever — 56,414 registered crunchers! The Great Big Crunch, an initiative of FoodShare Toronto, has heard a whopping 1,246,668 crunches since it first began in 2008. […]read more
How do farm to school programs impact school communities? Farm to Cafeteria Canada has released 11 impact videos (7 in English and 4 in French). Check them out to hear from teachers, parents, public health professionals and community partners about the positive short and long-term impacts they are seeing firsthand from serving healthy food in […]read more
The Betinho Project at Ryerson’s Centre for Studies in Food Security invites you to join Brazilian experts and members of Canada’s Coalition for Healthy School Food for a conversation on Brazil’s National School Food Program on Friday, March 26, from 12 – 2 p.m. EDT The Brazilian National School Food Program is one of the […]read more
On January 28, the Council of Ontario Directors of Education (CODE) and the Council of Ontario Medical Officers of Health (COMOH) sent a joint letter to Premier Ford urging the province to better support Student Nutrition Programs (SNPs), as well as to encourage “Ontario Ministries to engage with federal partners to facilitate the development of […]read more
The Great Big Crunch has heard 1,246,668 crunches since it first began in 2008. This March, don’t miss your chance to join in the next Great Big Crunch — anyone can participate! The Great Big Crunch, an annual event started by FoodShare Toronto, is a national movement in which students, teachers, parents, and anyone else […]read more
Farm to Cafeteria Canada, the Coalition for Healthy School, Sustain Ontario and other regional partners are excited to announce the launch of a national Edible Education Community of Practice (CoP)! We will be hosting an inaugural meeting of this newly established CoP on Wednesday, March 10 at 12 p.m. EST, where participants will: Be introduced […]read more
On March 3rd at 7:00 pm EST, Kids’ Growing City will be hosting a paid live Masterclass, Nail Your School Garden Lesson Plans ($49). This Masterclass is best suited for grade 3 to 8 teachers to teach their curriculum in the garden. Note that a school garden can be as small as a few plastic […]read more