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:

Universal School Nutrition for Canada: Let’s Join the Rest of the World

FoodShare Executive Director Debbie Field and Anthony Winson, Professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Univesity of Guelph, discuss why Canada needs to join the majority of countries in the world in implementing a children's food policy and what is needed to make this successful.

 

FoodShare's Recipe for Change

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FoodShare is focusing on programs for children and schools to foster both social and food systems change.

FoodShare's Work in Schools and Childhood Nutrition

FoodShare Toronto created the model for student nutrition programs in the city of Toronto, which works hand-in-hand with the Field to Table Schools program. A discussion of FoodShare's other school-based work is summarized.

A Fresh Crunch in School Lunch: The BC Farm to School Guide

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This guide was developed to support communities in their F2S endeavours. It provides practical information, tips, and tools for developing a local program that complies with provincial and federal health regulations and is sensitive to the diversity of schools throughout BC.

Farm to Cafeteria: BC Communities Share Paths to Success

<div>Following a brief overview of Farm to Cafeteria history and concepts, 5 stories&nbsp;</div><div>from the field are shared. These stories are drawn from every corner of British Columbia, highlighting the many paths communities have travelled to bring healthy, local, and sustainable foods to students, patients, and staff.</div>

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