Farm to School program, which VCH is a part of, help celebrate the important role that Farm to School activities can play in promoting well-being and learning among students. From school gardens and local food at lunch, to farm field trips, Farm to School is an approach that provides students with hands-on learning about their local food system, and important life skills for healthy habits to take root. Farm to School also strengthens the local economy through supporting local farmers and suppliers.
VCH dietitians and public health nurses are helping local students get interested in growing and enjoying healthy food. Watch this video
about Farm to School initiatives in Vancouver area schools.
The Farm to School Vancouver Area Regional Hub (F2SVA) includes members from Vancouver Coastal Health, Vancouver Board of Education, North Vancouver School District, Farm to School BC, Farm to Cafeteria Canada, and the Fresh Roots Urban Farm Society.
For more information about Farm to School in British Columbia, a diverse and expanding provincial network that promotes, supports, and links farm to school activity, policy and programs across the province, visit www.farmtoschoolbc.ca