Farm to School: Making it Happen in Newfoundland and Labrador



When: Thursday June 12th

Time: 10:00 – 11:15 am in Newfoundland (9:30 – 10:45 am in Labrador)

Where: Via teleconference province-wide, or in-person in St. John’s

UPDATED LOCATION: School Lunch Association Boardroom, 40 Newtown Rd (MacPherson School Building – behind the Sobeys on Merrymeeting Rd.), enter the 3rd (and last) set of doors of the building.

Join Food Security Network NL (FSN) and Farm to Cafeteria Canada for this exciting free in-person presentation and teleconference about the growing Farm to School movement across Canada and ways to advance Farm to School in Newfoundland and Labrador.

Farm to School programs enrich the connections between the school community and nearby farmers, fishers, hunters and harvesters in order to bring more healthy, local, and sustainable foods into schools. Farm to School programs aim to improve student nutrition, and to increase local food literacy among children and school communities, while contributing to the establishment of strong, resilient, and sustainable regional food systems.

FSN has teamed up with Farm to Cafeteria Canada to offer this introduction presentation with the goal to raise provincial awareness and excitement. Across Canada amazing work is happening that can provide inspiration and there are opportunities on the horizon for NL to advance our own Farm to School activities.

Check out this Farm to School fact sheet to learn more. You may also be inspired after viewing this video about a successful program in Vancouver. 

Presenter:  Joanne Bays will be joining us in person all the way from Vancouver, BC; she's that passionate about Farm to School! This is a great opportunity to meet her and ask her questions. Joanne is a population health nutritionist and a food policy consultant with a special interest in food localism and its impact on personal, community, school, and environmental health.  Joanne is the National Manager of Farm to Cafeteria Canada - a network linking Farm to Cafeteria programs, policy and practice from coast to coast to coast.

Register below by Wednesday June 11th to attend in person or via teleconference. To learn more contact Sarah Ferber at (709)237-4026 or

Please forward this invitation to anyone you think would like to learn more.