Good Food In Schools Forum

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On February 22, 2017 The Table partnered with foodcore LGL and Two Rivers Food Hub to host the Good Food in Schools Forum.

Over 90 people joined us at the Gallipeau Centre in Smiths Falls, including students from three area secondary schools, teachers, administrators, parents, public health workers, and volunteers and staff of numerous community organizations. We had a packed agenda of presentations and rich discussion on how to move forward with improving the food environments in schools and get our kids better prepared for a lifetime of healthy eating. From the response of the participants it's clear there is a big apetite for this kind of information and a desire to continue sharing. 

The agenda for the day is below - click on the presentation titles to download a copy of each presentation. 

Thanks to Robert Partterson from the Growing Connection, Jennifer Owen from Tower Gardens for coming and sharing their innovative growing systems and projects.



Keynote Address  Edible Education: Connecting communities & inspiring youth 
Carley Schelck -  Urban Element

Good Food In Schools Across Ontario
Carolyn Webb, Sustain Ontario

Indoors and Out - School Gardening Panel
St. Luke's Garden and Green House, Carolyn Crosby and St. Luke’s Catholic High School Students
Gardens and Food Projects at Drummond Centre School, Donna Mae Klassen - parent volunteer, Drummond Centre School
Growing Futures, Karen Secord, Parkdale Food Centre, See this story from the Ottawa Citizen.

Bright Bites and Whole School Food System Scans 
Danielle Labonté and Fiona Dufour, LGL Health Unit

Good Food For All - School Nutrition Programs 
Sharon Bjergso, Food For Thought

Creating positive Food Environments in Schools
Dana Hawthorne, LGL Health Unit

Cooks Camera Action
Sarah Keyes, Loving Spoonful, also watch all the videos on YouTube. 

Fresh From the Farm
Becky Allen, St. James School. See the program website.