Farm to School Helps
Students Find their Healthy!
March is Nutrition Month and this year’s theme is “Good for you!” This simple concept centres on the idea that healthy eating looks different for everyone.
Farm to Cafeteria Canada’s new Nutrition Month video shares how schools are developing farm to school programs in innovative and creative ways that are rooted in their own community and local food system.
The three-minute video shows students growing, harvesting, preparing, and enjoying healthy local food whether it’s served in a salad bar or from a fire pit.
“Some of the most exciting and sustainable initiatives that we see often come from student ideas and also their own cultural traditions and heritage. It really breathes life into the programs and it’s an opportunity for students to have a real sense of pride and even develop leadership because they bring these ideas to their teachers and they have an opportunity to explore them. They see their ideas come to life and it’s something that they see permeate through their whole school.”
To watch the video and learn more about Dietitians of Canada’s Nutrition Month 2021, check out our blog post: