Coalition for Healthy School Food

The Coalition for Healthy School Food is a group of nearly 40 organizations from across Canada advocating for a national school food program. We seek 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.

Canada is one of the only industrialized countries without a national school food program and was recently ranked 37th of 41 countries around providing healthy food for kids. A Universal Healthy School Food Program would support the health, wellbeing and education of all Canadian children.

 

The Coalition's position paper is available here.

 

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

 

Our last news about children and schools:

School garden becomes business venture for Cape Breton kids

Students at Middle River Elementary School are playing in the dirt and learning about the business world at the same time.

L’image corporelle : comment sensibiliser les jeunes

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Selon le groupe d’action sur le poids Équilibre, l’image corporelle est un phénomène complexe fortement influencé par l’environnement (la famille, les pairs, les enseignants, les médias). Une image corporelle négative peut provenir d’une perception (réelle ou non) que l’on se fait de sa propre silhouette.

No time to wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy

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In January 2012, the Ontario Government set a bold target: reduce childhood obesity by 20% in five years. The multisectoral Healthy Kids Panel was asked for advice on the best way to meet that target. The panel listened to parents and other caregivers, youth and experts in the field and reviewed the literature and strategies in Ontario and other jurisdictions.

Students aim to build free food forests

Students at Wellington and Dover Bay Secondary schools have teamed up to enter the Aviva Community Fund contest in an effort to win $150,000 to build five free food forests and native healing gardens in Nanaimo.

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