Cedar Community Secondary School students will learn about hydroponics and eat fresh vegetables thanks to money from Island Health’s Community Wellness Grant. Source: Nanaimo News Bulletin | April 5, 2017
Any views or opinions presented in the news articles are not necessarily representative of PHSA and PHABC.
Alberta is expanding its school food program. Students will receive a meal or snack each day, in every publicly funded school board in the 2017-18 school year. Source: Province | April 4, 2017
Fresh, locally grown kale, at the edge of the Arctic Circle? A Ryerson University student project is proving it’s possible to grow vegetables in a part of Canada where almost nothing green can survive. Source: National Observer | March 31, 2017
British Columbia public health officials effectively forced the Vancouver food bank to shut down a privately funded alternative-health program offered by a wealthy Alberta oilman’s non-profit foundation because it posed a potential health risk to thousands of unwitting Lower Mainland food bank clients. Source: CBC News | April 3, 2017
Tero Mustonen doesn’t want to scare you or instill of a sense of helplessness when it comes to the impacts climate change, but a new study he co-authored makes plain what humans are about to face. Source: CBC News | April 1, 2017
A recent industry survey has found that food banks across Canada have increased their focus on nutrition over the last five years and are offering everything from healthier food options to educating users on how to get the biggest health benefit from the foods they consume. Source: Toronto Sun | March 30, 2017