The Ontario Home Economics Association (OHEA) is proud to show support for the Fresh From the Farm Healthy Fundraising for Ontario Schools. This fundraising initiative provides schools the opportunity to raise funds by selling Ontario fruit and vegetables to the community, while promoting healthy eating and supporting Ontario farmers. Launched in 2013, Fresh From the Farm is entering in its sixth year and 1165 schools have raised over $1.1 million for school initiatives selling 2.7 million pounds of Ontario produce.
Fresh From the Farm is a collaborative initiative between the:
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This program is looking for Professional Home Economists (P.H.Ecs) to help promote and grow this healthy option for school fundraising. As key stakeholders, P.H.Ecs are requested to engage with their circle of influence and share information about the program. Strategies to promote the program may include, but are not limited to:
Visit Fresh From the Farm's website for more information about the fundraiser.
P.H.Ecs can contact the Project Coordinator Lisa Mardlin-Vandewalle, MHS, BASc, RD with additional questions or for further information. Her email is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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