Toronto students benefit from program connecting schools with farms

News Nov 14, 2017 City Centre Mirror

A pair of urban Toronto schools have connected with local farms thanks to a national food program supported by the Whole Kids Foundation, Farm to Cafeteria Canada and Ottawa.

Across the country, 50 schools have already participated in the Farm to School Canada Grant Program. Locally, schools include Eastdale Collegiate Institute in Riverdale, and Heydon Park Secondary School downtown.

The Whole Kids Foundation and Farm to Cafeteria Canada investment matched by the Public Health Agency of Canada resulted in $3.1 million invested in children’s nutrition programs over the next three years.

So far, 50 schools have received a grant worth approximately $10,000 to pay for such things as nutrition education and sustainability training, school gardens and salad bars.

“This comprehensive approach to nutrition education is creating healthier environments in classrooms and cafeterias alike,” said Kim Herrington, Whole Kids Foundation school programs director, in a news release. “We are proud to be a part of this movement and thankful to Farm to Cafeteria Canada for their deep understanding of the need to empower kids to make healthy food choices; this is a prime example of the power of public-private partnerships.”

Applications from additional schools hoping to receive a grant will be accepted from Jan. 1 to March 31 at http://www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/our-work/farm-to-school-canada-grants/



Toronto students benefit from program connecting schools with farms

Grant supported by Whole Kids Foundation and Farm to Cafeteria Canada

News Nov 14, 2017 City Centre Mirror

A pair of urban Toronto schools have connected with local farms thanks to a national food program supported by the Whole Kids Foundation, Farm to Cafeteria Canada and Ottawa.

Across the country, 50 schools have already participated in the Farm to School Canada Grant Program. Locally, schools include Eastdale Collegiate Institute in Riverdale, and Heydon Park Secondary School downtown.

The Whole Kids Foundation and Farm to Cafeteria Canada investment matched by the Public Health Agency of Canada resulted in $3.1 million invested in children’s nutrition programs over the next three years.

So far, 50 schools have received a grant worth approximately $10,000 to pay for such things as nutrition education and sustainability training, school gardens and salad bars.

“This comprehensive approach to nutrition education is creating healthier environments in classrooms and cafeterias alike,” said Kim Herrington, Whole Kids Foundation school programs director, in a news release. “We are proud to be a part of this movement and thankful to Farm to Cafeteria Canada for their deep understanding of the need to empower kids to make healthy food choices; this is a prime example of the power of public-private partnerships.”

Applications from additional schools hoping to receive a grant will be accepted from Jan. 1 to March 31 at http://www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/our-work/farm-to-school-canada-grants/



Toronto students benefit from program connecting schools with farms

Grant supported by Whole Kids Foundation and Farm to Cafeteria Canada

News Nov 14, 2017 City Centre Mirror

A pair of urban Toronto schools have connected with local farms thanks to a national food program supported by the Whole Kids Foundation, Farm to Cafeteria Canada and Ottawa.

Across the country, 50 schools have already participated in the Farm to School Canada Grant Program. Locally, schools include Eastdale Collegiate Institute in Riverdale, and Heydon Park Secondary School downtown.

The Whole Kids Foundation and Farm to Cafeteria Canada investment matched by the Public Health Agency of Canada resulted in $3.1 million invested in children’s nutrition programs over the next three years.

So far, 50 schools have received a grant worth approximately $10,000 to pay for such things as nutrition education and sustainability training, school gardens and salad bars.

“This comprehensive approach to nutrition education is creating healthier environments in classrooms and cafeterias alike,” said Kim Herrington, Whole Kids Foundation school programs director, in a news release. “We are proud to be a part of this movement and thankful to Farm to Cafeteria Canada for their deep understanding of the need to empower kids to make healthy food choices; this is a prime example of the power of public-private partnerships.”

Applications from additional schools hoping to receive a grant will be accepted from Jan. 1 to March 31 at http://www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca/our-work/farm-to-school-canada-grants/