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Improving Food Literacy

The federal government wants improve food literacy in schools.

There is now funding available for the Farm to School: Canada Digs in! Initiative.

Officials thing of food literacy as the ability to make healthy food choices through activities such as hands-on cooking, exposure to new foods, and farm and gardening activities.

The Farm to School: Canada Digs in! plan will bring healthy, locally grown food into schools, and provide students with hands-on opportunities to learn about healthy food options, meal preparation, sustainable food systems, local food production, marketing and distribution.

This project also supports the Government of Canada’s Healthy Eating Strategy, which aims to make healthy food choice the easy choice.