Foodie Fridays

Serena Caner, our president of SFAS, started a project to get a hot lunch to Jackson High School students who otherwise may have had none. She found some key volunteers to help make it happen and connected with local farmers to buy as much of the produce needed to make nourishing soups for students, as well as a locally baked bun. It has been very well received and the school is so happy to have a healthy lunch option for students.
Serena is a dietitian with Interior Health and last year did a study with the School Board to understand what meal programs and options for healthy food are in our local schools. We are sad to say that it gets a failing grade.
We are not alone here in the Shuswap; Canadian schools in general are not doing enough to provide high quality, nutritious food to students who may otherwise not have that option. Canada remains one of the few industrialized countries without a national school food program.

Can we all agree that healthy food is pivotal to create healthy brains, healthy bodies and positive mental health which will directly correlate to how well they can succeed in school?

Kindie-buddies was an intergenerational cooking program connecting the young with the young-at-heart together in the kitchen to prepare and share a meal together.

The program offered a free lunch and food literacy once-a- week on Wednesdays from 10:15-12:00 pm at South Canoe Elementary (5970 10 Ave SE).

This program has been cancelled due to COVID-19, but we look forward to doing more food literacy programming in schools in the future.

Salmon Arm Downtown Farmers’ Market

CNOY 2021

Shuswap Food Conversations 2021

Shuswap Community Teaching Garden

Family Box

Food Literacy