Why is this important?
Engaging children in growing some of the food they eat, serving more plant-based foods, or buying locally grown foods can reduce the carbon footprint associated with food production and food transport, while helping children understand their connection with the natural world. Eating organic foods, when feasible, can reduce children’s exposure to pesticides.
What actions can we take?
- Buy locally grown and/or organic food when available and affordable.
- Grow some of your own food (e.g., vegetables, herbs) for use at the centre.
- Serve plant-based foods more often
- Compost — either through a municipal program, an outdoor bin or an indoor bin.