1 Thursday, June 12 th, 2014 Food Security Network of Newfoundland and Labrador
2 About FSN FSN s mission is to actively promote comprehensive community-based solutions to ensure access to adequate and healthy food for all. Community Action Public Awareness Diverse Partnerships
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4 Growing Farm to Schoo in Newfoundland and Labrador : Healthy, local, sustainable foods on every student s plate Joanne Bays, National Manager Farm to Cafeteria Canada June, 2014
6 Charte d'ottawa pour la promotion de la santé La promotion de la santé est le processus qui permet aux personnes de mieux contrôler et à améliorer leur santé. Pour atteindre un état de bien-être physique, mental et social, un individu ou un groupe doit être en mesure d'identifier et de réaliser ses ambitions et satisfaire ses besoins et de modifier ou de faire face à l'environnement.
7 Redesigning The Systems That Feed Our Kids Support students to adapt or cope within existing systems Encourage healthy food choices within existing choices and systems at school. Charitable school meal programs Status quo maintained Engage diverse sectors to create alternative systems School gardens Student cooking programs School composting programs Urban Farming Community Gardens Community Shared Ag. Farmers Markets Food Hubs Community Kitchens Community Composting Parallel systems emerge Healthy well nourished kids Healthier schools, healthier communities Healthier environment Engage multiple sectors in various levels of government to develop and adopt policy towards the redesign of systems School garden guidelines School kitchen guidelines Local food procurement policy Food and beverage guidelines Land reserved for agricultural purposes Tax on junk foods Limit fast food advertising National student nutrition policy Parallel systems expand
11 Farm to School Programs All programs share a common goal To bring more healthy, local, sustainable foods including fish and wild foods - into schools All programs aspire to common objectives To support local farms and the local food economy To promote a healthy environment To improve student nutrition To increase student learning opportunities from farm to fork or from grow to throw
12 Il existe une panoplie de modèles De la ferme à la cafétéria, adaptés au contexte des différentes collectivités, aux règlements au sein des établissements publics et aux besoins des participants. Les programmes diffèrent surtout par les moyens adoptés pour l approvisionnement des établissements, ainsi que par la façon de servir les aliments une fois reçus par l établissement.
13 Farm to School Salad Bar Program
14 soupe et salade programme de bar
15 Farm to School Hot Lunch Program
16 Farm to School Grows Leaps and Bounds in BC Farm to School Salad Bar program feeding 230 kids Farm to School Lunch Programs feeding 20,000 kids 1,500 Farm to School Snack Programs feeding 450,000 kids
17 Kids Eat Better Evaluation tells us: Students are consuming more fruit and vegetables. Knowledge about food, nutrition and health increases. Understanding about local food system and the need to support local farmers increases. Less food waste
18 Farm to School Supports Local Agriculture Benefits to Farmers Additional revenue New partners Educating a new generation of farmers. Emergence of innovative local distribution and processing models Potential to expand market to other public institutions.
19 Farm to School Programs ARE Public Private Partnerships - benefit-farmersfarmers-benefit-schools/
20 School Gardens Are an Integral Farm to School Practice 8- school-gardens/
21 Lessons Learned It Takes a Community to Sustain a Farm.. Rome Was Not Built in a Day Build it and They Will Come Support it and it Will Stay Celebrate Local One Bite At A Time One Salad Does Not Fit All Start Young and Make it Fun Any Child, Any School, Any Community
22 Farm to Cafeteria Canada Farm to Cafeteria Canada (F2CC) is a national network that promotes, supports, and links farm to cafeteria programs, policy and practice from coast to coast to coast
27 National F2C Survey 144 responded on behalf of schools 36 responded on behalf of campuses 59 responded on behalf of health care facilities
28 Nourishing School Communities Nourishing School Communities is a national initiative that aims to create healthy food environments in first nations and other schools, as well as after school facilities
29 8 New Farm to School Programs in NB 3 New Farm to School programs in NFL
30 Farm to School Learning Lab Engaging up to 8 schools in Haida Gwaii 27
31 Sharing our Learnings to Scale up Our Activity Across The Country t
32 Advancing F2S in NFL: Lets Dig In! What does the farm to school landscape look like here? What strengths exist? What are the challenges? How can we overcome these stumbling blocks?