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.
Food Secure Canada (FSC) has released a new discussion paper detailing how well-designed school food programs could contribute to all 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Launched in 2015, the SDGs are the “blueprint to achieve a better and more sustainable future for all.” All United Nations Member States, including Canada, are committed to meeting the […]read more
The Coalition for Healthy School Food is calling on other cities to support a Canada-wide Universal School Food Program, after a Toronto City Council meeting joined Vancouver and Victoria in calling for a universal school food program, passing a motion to “support the ongoing efforts of the Coalition for Healthy School Food to advocate for […]read more
Heritage Public School in Navan, Ontario (a part of the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board), has recently shared a farm to school grant story on the Farm to Cafeteria Canada blog, detailing how they found some exciting ways to put farm to school in action through a challenging year. “When we received our F2S Grant in October […]read more
We are pleased to share Sustain Ontario’s final Policy Brief to inform Bill 216, Food Literacy for Students Act, 2020. And we thank all of the 35 organizations that have signed on with their support! This policy briefing note: Examines the concept of food literacy comprehensively by defining the concept and developing a food literacy […]read more
Farm to Cafeteria Canada has shared a recording and summary from two recent webinars, one exploring Sea to School and one on The Three sisters: history, culture and ways of growing. Sea to School is a term used to describe programs that procure local sustainable seafood for schools and promote ocean literacy. Food First NL and […]read more
On June 1, 2021, Sustain Ontario and Student Nutrition Ontario hosted a webinar on how Ontario Student Nutrition Programs are adapting in a time of COVID-19. A recording of the webinar is now available: When schools closed last year, student nutrition programs (SNPs) could no longer operate as usual. How have Ontario SNPs been working […]read more
In celebration of Local Food Week, the Sustain Ontario Board would like to highlight the following in response to the Ontario Government’s released Local Food Report 2021 and its discussion of our three shared goals, passed within the Local Food Act, 2013: 1. Improving Local Food Literacy We are happy to see the 2021 Report […]read more
The month of June is National Indigenous History Month, a time to honour the history, heritage and diversity of Indigenous peoples in Canada. The Ontario Edible Education Network would like to share Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC)’s recent blog post that highlights some inspiring stories of school communities who are embracing Indigenous foodways, as well as […]read more
The Coalition for Healthy School Food has been hosting some great webinars on School Food Programs Around the World. Canada is one of the only members of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) without a national school food program. This webinar series aims to learn from experts and leaders in other jurisdictions, and […]read more
This article was originally published on The Conversation on May 18, 2021. It is written by Alicia Martin, University of Guelph and Amberley T. Ruetz, University of Guelph. ————— As some essential services like community gardens re-open and people start planting again, our connections to food are top of mind. COVID-19 has shone light on […]read more