Coalition for Healthy School Food

The Coalition for Healthy School Food comprises over 30 organizations from across Canada that are seeking an investment by the federal government in a cost-shared Universal Healthy School Food Program that will enable all students in Canada to have access to healthy meals at school every day. Building on existing programs across the country, all schools will eventually serve a healthy meal or snack at little or no cost to students. These programs will include food education and serve culturally appropriate, local, sustainable food to the fullest extent possible.

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Why?  

All children should have access to healthy food at school. We need to lay the foundation for healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime and ensure that learning is not hindered by a lack of access to good food.

Did you know?

Canada remains one of the few industrialized countries without a national school food program. Canada’s current patchwork of school food programming reaches only a small percentage of our over 5 million students.  Only federal government policy can ensure universal coverage of the population.

 

The Coalition's position paper is available here.

 

For more information, please contact Sasha McNicoll, Coalition for Healthy School Food Coordinator.

 

For a list of Coalition for Healthy School Food members, see below.

Our last news about children and schools:

Breakfast programs fuel SD43 learners

DIANE STRANDBERG: School District 43 is serving breakfast to students in the morning thanks to community efforts and local fundraising. But feeding kids isn’t just about filling hungry stomachs, says the district’s community connections co-ordinator who is behind the surge in support for meal programs.

Breakfast programs fuel SD43 learners

DIANE STRANDBERG: School District 43 is serving breakfast to students in the morning thanks to community efforts and local fundraising. But feeding kids isn’t just about filling hungry stomachs, says the district’s community connections co-ordinator who is behind the surge in support for meal programs.

Queen Elizabeth School students take on food security issues

DIANA MARTIN: There are times in life when the simple act of caring can be a catalyst for something bigger. 

And so it was when the students of Jennifer Kranenburg's challenge-based class tackled the issue of food security in their own backyards head-on. 

Healthy fundraising in Grey-Bruce with Fresh from the Farm program

GARIT REID: Fundraising for schools is important to provide the necessities students need to have a successful future and the Fresh from the Farm program is a fresh take on healthy fundraising for Ontario Schools.

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