Farm to Cafeteria Canada and Sustain Ontario have partnered with Whole Kids Foundation to Put the Crunch Back in School Lunch. The investment of $500,000 in Farm to School Salad Bar Programs is intended is to get more healthy foods on the minds, on the plates, and in the mouths of students.
Two Halton Food for Thought Partner Schools, Oakwood Public School and St Dominic Elementary School were among the 50 schools across Ontario and British Columbia to receive funding.
The Salad Bar Lunch Programs will enhance existing student nutrition programs within the schools, and as partners, Halton Food for Thought will provide additional support through funding and resources to ensure the new programs’ success.
The Oakwood Farm Feast Salad Bar regularly features a selection of delicious fresh foods grown by local farmers in Halton and the surrounding area including:
- 6-8 vegetables
- 3 fresh fruits
- a protein (chicken, lentils, hummus, cheese, etc.)
- whole grain crackers/bread
- salad toppings and dressings
Our Farm to School programs are part of a growing network of Farm to School programs championed provincially by Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network and nationally by Farm to Cafeteria Canada.
For more information about Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network visit http://sustainontario.com/work/edible-education/.
For more information about Farm to Cafeteria Canada visit http://www.farmtocafeteriacanada.ca.
For more information about Whole Kids Foundation visit https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/