Niagara Region Child Care Services, Thorold

Committed to preparing fresh, healthy food from scratch for their tiny diners, Niagara Region Child Care Services is going the distance, building on their current sustainability initiatives and providing local, seasonal recipes every day in their five regional child care centres. The plan is to bring the farms to kids and their families through field trips and educational events, enlist the services of a trained chef to develop healthy local recipes, and find out what local foods kids enjoy the most. By the end of the Challenge, the five daycares in the system will be purchasing a minimum of 10 per cent local products.