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.

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Farm to Cafeteria Canada Strategic Plan

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Farm to Cafeteria Canada is a national network that promotes, supports and links farm to cafeteria programs, policy and practice from coast to coast to coast. The organization has developed a strategy to link and 
further the Farm to Cafeteria movement in Canada. 

Farm to School: Stories from the Field in Greater Vancouver

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An overview of Greater Vancouver’s first six Farm to School programs. Learn about the people, their schools, and their  successes and challenges implementing Farm to School programs. 

How a 15-hour health program is making a breakthrough with teen obesity

A skills-building program offered as part of high school health classes may help prevent obesity, depression and drinking among teenagers, a new study suggests.

Ontario adds $3 million to student nutrition programs

Ontario is adding $3 million a year into student nutrition programs in response to a recent report on children’s health that called on the province to extend healthy food programs to all public schools.

Marketing junk food to kids


The "No Time to Wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy" calls for a ban on advertising junk food directly to children, as well as other suggestions such as removing junk food displays from convenience stores and displaying calorie counts on menus.