The Nourishing Minds publication series has been developed as an educational tool for youth, educators, parents and anyone who wishes to learn more about agriculture and food systems. These magazines offer young people the chance to engage about a wide variety of topics such as food security, nutrition, climate change and sustainability and learn how they can take action.


A food value chain requires the participation of many diverse stakeholders working together under a common goal to add value to a food product. Who are these stakeholders and what roles do they play in getting our food from farm to fork?

In our fourth issue of Nourishing Minds, we explore the process food goes through in order to reach our plates - a process known as the food value chain. Concerns around the cost of food, the safety of food, nutrition and healthy eating, the economy, and sustainability are some of the most pressing issues for Canadians. From production to storage and distribution to retail and waste management, join us as we discover the journey of our food, from farm to table. 





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Download one of our curriculum-linked teacher lesson plans

to incorporate The Food Value Chain into your teaching.


Currently, around one-third of all food produced worldwide is either lost or wasted, making it one of the largest problems facing the world today.


In our third issue of Nourishing Minds, we chose to explore food loss and waste because it is recognized as a serious threat to food security, the economy and the environment. We want to see a world where businesses, governments and individuals come together to maintain a strong sustainable food value chain. 



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Download one of our curriculum-linked teacher lesson plans to see how you can incorporate Food Loss and Waste into your teaching.


How do we achieve Goal 2: Zero Hunger without compromising the future?


In our second issue of Nourishing Minds we chose to explore the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals because they are the future of our industry. We want to see a world where Goal 2: Zero Hunger is achieved and "development meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

This is a global agenda that we strive to achieve every day. 



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Download one of our curriculum-linked teacher lesson plans to see how you can incorporate the Sustainable Development Goals into your teaching.



We produce enough food for the world's population but there's still hunger. Why?


In this first issue of 'Nourishing Minds' we explore food security and food insecurity while breaking down the stages food goes through from food production to food waste.

We investigate the various causes of food insecurity including environmental and social factors, and address the challenges of achieving food security globally. By creating content that engages students and empowers educators, we bring agriculture to life today so that together we can change the world to a better tomorrow.

Download one of our curriculum-linked teacher lesson plans to see how you can incorporate Food Security into your teaching.





Email us to see how you can order a class set of Nourishing Minds magazine. New publications available monthly with resources and lesson plans for students in grades K-12.

ISSUE 3: Food Waste
ISSUE 1: Food Security
ISSUE 2: Sustainable Development Goals
ISSUE 4: The Food Value Chain

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