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:

Parents, peers, childcare, food the keys to Nunavut student success: study

November 4, 2015

A new look at high school attendance across Nunavut shows that students’ relationships — with their parents, friends and their own young children — have the biggest influence on a student’s decision on whether they stay in school.

From 2001 to 2014, the average attendance rate among high school-age youth in Nunavut stood at about 60 per cent.

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Healthy Habits: Student Guide to Nutrition and Fitness Resources

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Accredited Schools Online created a guide to nutrition and fitness to help students of all ages and their families better understand the effects of poor nutrition, and how best to eat well, exercise regularly, and live a healthy lifestyle. Key elements of the guide include:

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