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Tuesday, September 19, 2017

In the kitchen, a gaggle of kids are busy as bees, chopping, dicing, sautéeing, and simmering this week’s meal: a curried lentil, squash, and kale soup. Having plucked the kale themselves from the adjacent garden that day, the program’s kick-off meal is the perfect start for this field-to-fork approach to healthy eating.

Giving kids a say in what they cook and a hand in the harvest sets them up for a positive relationship with healthy food and eating behaviours.

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Friday, September 15, 2017

In the Fall of 2016, The Alex Community Food Centre opened its doors to Calgary’s Forest Lawn neighbourhood. This community hub offers up healthy meals, community kitchens and gardens, education programs for kids, peer support, civic engagement activities, and public education. The word of its launch quickly spread across the community and this is how Typhenn and her partner came to learn about Community Food Centres Canada.

She shared with us her story about why she became a monthly donor:

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

In late June, we went to Ottawa with 300 representatives from all corners of the food system to talk about a new food policy for Canada. For a long time, many of us have imagined how a “joined-up” approach to the food system could work. The possibilities, while intriguing, would involve major shifts to the current system. Many questions remain about the realities of working across many silos, particularly when significant issues and interests are at play in each of the four priority areas identified by the government: food security, health and safety, agricultural economy, and the environment.

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Monday, July 31, 2017

If you grew up in a household where slices of enriched bread and butter were on offer at every meal, you can probably thank Canada’s Food Guide. For the first time in 10 years, Health Canada is in the midst of revamping the food guide through a review of existing research and a multi-phase public consultation process.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

This month marks five years since we first opened the doors at Community Food Centres Canada. We're celebrating by taking time to reflect and thank some of the incredible organizations and individuals whose passion and commitment are making a difference in their communities and powering our food justice work across the country. 

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Welcome to new board members, Peter Dinsdale and Dr. Kwame McKenzie.

We are also very grateful to two departing board members who played an integral role in the establishment and success of CFCC in our first five years. We’d like to extend huge thanks and appreciation to Gillian Smith and Michael MacMillan for sharing their experience, strategic smarts and time, and for their unwavering commitment to our work.

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