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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.
Montreal, November 13, 2015 -  More than 400 experts from across Canada and abroad are in Montreal today for Changing the Menu. Experts in areas as diverse as health, education, agriculture, food service, recreation, policy and research are coming together to organize for action around school food ─ and get even more healthy, local and sustainable food into the...
Communiqué - 12 November 2015 - Tag : Food, Sustainable cafeterias
Want to attend the first-ever national school food conference? Hurry, there are still some places left! Please register before November 6th.
Actualité - 15 October 2015 - Tag : Food, Food choices, Local food, Local procurement
October is a Farm to School Month in Canada. You can celebrate this month by sending us your students' artwork - a hand drawn picture, poem or a recipe - between October 1st to 31st to win great prizes. This year, we are pleased to announce that the grand prize is a $2000 school garden grant contributed by the Whole Kids Foundation.
Actualité - 29 September 2015 - Tag : Agriculture, Farm to School Month, Food, Food
Équiterre invites you to admire one of the most interesting views in Montreal at the Centre for Sustainable Development. Sip a locally flavored cocktail while discovering a one of a kind LEED Platinum NC certified building in the heart of the Quartier des spectacles.
Actualité - 14 July 2015 - Tag : Farmer's basket, Food
Organic food baskets season is here again and, like every year, we’re counting on our loyal, committed partners to spread the word about how our system operates. The Metro grocery store chain has been hosting Équiterre’s family farmers and their organic food baskets each week in the parking lot of the participating Metro supermarkets.