Through the Alternative Avenues to Local Food Procurement project, Ecosource and Roots to Harvest worked with teachers, students and food service providers in the Durham, Peel and Thunder Bay regions of Ontario, to develop and test strategies to incorporate local food procurement into secondary school food programs, while engaging students in food literacy.
This report outlines the current school food context in each region by considering how school food systems are shaped by multiple actors and what challenges and opportunities to local food procurement exist in each region. To illustrate these opportunities and solutions to common challenges, the project showcased and described 7 local food pilot projects and developed 8 Ingredients for Success guidelines for implementing local food projects.
Authors: Coreen Jones, Jody Mitchell, Carolyn Bailey
Published By: Ecosource
Publication Date: November 2015