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Picture this: You walk into a hospital cafeteria and the menu is filled with healthy foods from local producers. Now imagine the same thing happening in every institution in Quebec—daycare centres, hospitals, schools, etc. Everywhere you go, local becomes the new standard on the menu! Sounds too good to be true?
Actualité - 26 février 2021 - Tag : Alimentation, Local food procurement
On March 30, 2020, the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur (MEES) launched the Open School educational platform to give parents and youngsters the tools they need to learn at home during these unprecedented times brought on by the coronavirus crisis.
Solution - 25 février 2021 - Tag : Alimentation, Local food procurement, Open school
The Quebec government has just launched its new Stratégie nationale d’achat d’aliments québécois dans les institutions (Strategy for the Purchase of Quebec Food in Institutions) with the goal that 100% of public institutions will have a local food procurement plan by 2025. This important step forward, for which Équiterre has been working for nearly 20 years,...
Actualité - 1 octobre 2020 - Tag : alimentation institutionnelle, Local food procurement
Équiterre is welcoming Quebec’s new Stratégie nationale d’achat d’aliments québécois dans les institutions (Strategy for the Purchase of Quebec Food in Institutions) unveiled today by the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food (MAPAQ), an important step forward long awaited by Équiterre, which positions the province as a leader in the field in Canada.
Actualité - 22 septembre 2020 - Tag : Local food procurement, Sustainable cafeterias
Of all the daily activities we engage in, eating is the one that has the greatest impact on our environment, our health and our society.
Solution - 14 avril 2020 - Tag : Food Education Kit, Local food, Local food procurement
Eating fruits and vegetables grown and processed here at home offers many benefits that are often overlooked! FROZEN PRODUCE The vegetables are picked at peak ripeness and freshness before being rapidly washed, prepared, blanched and frozen at a temperature of -40 degrees Celsius. There are many good reasons to eat frozen foods:
Solution - 14 avril 2020 - Tag : Ask for local, Buying local, Local food procurement
Would you like to see more local products on your grocer’s shelves but don’t know what you can do about it? Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to find homegrown fruits and vegetables. Here’s a practical guide to help you demand more local foods from your grocer.
Solution - 14 avril 2020 - Tag : Ask for local, Buying local, Local food procurement
For many, September is synonymous with the start of school, cooler nights and the end of the unbearable wait for our favourite TV series to return. For those who enjoy local organic food, September brings an abundance of local organic vegetables from the fields of our family farmers and at local markets. It speaks to the flavour, colours and freshness of our local food, and...
Actualité - 29 août 2019 - Tag : Buying local, Food, Local food procurement
On Tuesday, September 24, 2019, Équiterre, Aliments du Québec and the Tables de concertation bioalimentaires from different regions of Quebec will be celebrating local food in all Quebec establishments! Whether you are a daycare, school, CEGEP, university, health facility or workplace, please save the date and register your establishment now!
Actualité - 18 juin 2019 - Tag : Local food, Local food procurement
The arrival of spring is synonymous with the release of government budgets. Never before have the expectations of environmental organizations and ordinary citizens been so high when it comes to protecting the environment and fighting climate change. People and organizations throughout the world are mobilizing, including going on strike on behalf of the climate, and signing...