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.
Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network hosted a lively webinar on November 17, 2020, to discuss School Food Programming in Ontario in a time of COVID-19 with a particular focus on food literacy education. A webinar recording is now available: Given all of the restrictions in schools relating to COVID, school food champions in Ontario are […]read more
Sustain Ontario is excited to share that Bill 216: Food Literacy for Students Act—which would bring food literacy education to every grade in Ontario schools—has passed its first and second readings in the Ontario Legislature! It is now moving forward for discussion at the Standing Committee on the Legislative Assembly. The private member’s bill was […]read more
Thank you to all who joined Sustain Ontario for our Farm to School Month webinar with Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) earlier this week, Sharing the Impacts of the F2S Canada Grants Program in Ontario. For those who missed it, we’ve shared a recording on YouTube: This webinar looked at the farm to school approach […]read more
Media Release from the Coalition for Healthy School Food August 27, 2020 – For Immediate Release $2 billion in new federal funding will be provided to provinces and territories so that schools can safely reopen during COVID-19 this fall. School food program practitioners will advocate for these funds to cover additional cleaning and equipment costs […]read more
Following a 3-year partnership with Sustain Ontario, Farm to Cafeteria Canada and Ecosource, George Brown College has released 2 new resources: Generating Success for Farm to School, a research paper written by Gary Hoyer and Chinh Do, explores the many benefits of the farm to school approach and illustrates how schools are an optimal venue […]read more
Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and its partners, including Sustain Ontario, are developing an Evaluation Framework for Farm to School for Canada to identify priority outcomes and indicators for Farm to School (F2S) programs that can be consistently measured to demonstrate the impacts of F2S in Canada. Anyone involved in farm to school or related programs, […]read more
Growing Chefs! Ontario is inviting children and youth to learn about Wild Foods in an interactive webinar on Thursday, July 30, from 7 – 8 p.m EDT. The webinar will discuss how to forage safely and sustainably, offer tips for identifying plants using your senses, and then guide participants through preparing a delicious recipe using […]read more
From the Farm to Cafeteria Canada blog: “Climate change, reconciliation and hunger can all be addressed in the garden and around the kitchen table,” Loughborough Public School shares. And so they’re using food as a foundation for many of their programs. The school, located in Sydenham near Kingston, Ontario, is situated on the traditional territories […]read more
If your organization or agency is providing food to students that would normally have access to school food programs, please consider filling out this survey. The survey was developed by Dr. Rachel-Engler-Stringer of the University of Saskatchewan and Dr. Mary McKenna of the University of New Brunswick, with doctoral student Amberley Ruetz, University of Guelph […]read more
The COVID-19 crisis has revealed that school food is an essential public good, just like K-12 education and healthcare. Building on their advocacy for a National School Food Program, and the government’s commitment in Budget 2019, the Coalition for Healthy School Food has launched a campaign asking the federal government to create a dedicated School Food […]read more