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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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:

Previous efforts to advance national student feeding programs

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These slides were presented by Bill Jeffery, Centre for Science in the Public Interest, during a meeting on Raising the Bar on Student Food Programs, November 26, 2013.

Research on School Nutrition Policies and Programs

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These are the slides to Mary McKenna's presentation at the Raising the Bar on Student Food Programs meeting, November 26, 2013.


Campus food services not meeting student needs

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Food services on Ontario campuses are not meeting the needs of students, according to a report released today by the Canadian Federation of Students-Ontario.