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Processed meals, food that travels 2,500 km before arriving on our plates... Douce Labelle wanted better for her children at their school and daycare centre. She decided to get involved in promoting healthy food options in her children's schools in St-Denis-sur-Richelieu, in the Montérégie region. That's how the community gardens began in her area. Over the years, these...
Actualité - 1 October 2021 - Tag : Farm to School, Food, Food
To celebrate the abundance of local Quebec products and to encourage Quebecers to eat well, for the third consecutive year Équiterre is teaming up with Aliments du Québec au menu to launch the event known as Institutions Eat Local. Potlucks, recipe sharing, gardening... workplaces, schools and health care facilities are all invited to take big or small actions to promote...
Actualité - 31 August 2021 - Tag : Alimentation, Food
The “Institutions Eat Local!” event is back for a third consecutive year to celebrate local foods across Quebec. All Quebec institutions are invited to take part, by proposing small or large initiatives for their food services which seek to help make customers aware of the importance of selecting local products. The last two editions of this event mobilized more...
Actualité - 24 August 2021 - Tag : Eat local, Food
In a year of challenges, the 2020 edition of the Schools Take Root project was a resounding success. Despite the pandemic, the climate of uncertainty in schools and families, and the drought that affected last summer’s harvests, numerous schools, families and farmers once again stepped up and answered the call! Thousands of children, supported by their communities,...
Actualité - 26 February 2021 - Tag : Alimentation, Food
Here’s an opportunity to increase the amount of healthy, local and environmentally responsible food that your students eat at school, while also having a positive impact on your community.
Actualité - 3 November 2020 - Tag : Food, Getting involved, MAPAQ
By the simple act of eating three or more times a day, we make decisions that directly impact our health. But beyond the impact on our individual health, these choices can also play a role in either weakening or strengthening our environment, our communities and our economies. At this time where the pandemic is compelling us to look at things differently about our food...
Actualité - 2 September 2020 - Tag : Food, Sustainable agriculture
The nine Quebec schools awarded Farm to School grants have set up their salad bars and are nearly ready to get things rolling! To learn more about the salad bars in these primary and secondary schools, read on. Salad bars: a closer look The purpose of these salad bars is to increase the presence of healthful local food on the schools’ cafeteria menu – the end goal...
Actualité - 17 April 2019 - Tag : Food, Local food
Équiterre, Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) and the Whole Kids Foundation (WKF) are pleased to announce that ten Québec schools have been chosen to receive Farm to School Canada grants of up to $10,000 each, to bring more local harvest onto the plates and into the minds of their students. In its second edition, the Farm to School grants program, financed by F2CC and WKF, has...
Actualité - 21 June 2018 - Tag : Food, Food, Local food procurement, Local food procurement
The first-ever pan-Canadian school food conference, Changing the Menu, opened a month ago with a picture of Canada’s School Food Map showing over 700 activities underway involving nearly 700,000 students across the country!
Over 450 participants met in Montreal this week for Changing the Menu, the first-ever pan Canadian conference aiming to put healthy, local and sustainable food on the menu in schools across Canada.