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.

 

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Innovative programs report; some examples

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Here are examples of reports from some of SKYC’s program partners which display innovative and exemplary program activities and outcomes...

You can also have more information of the different programs by visiting their home website:

Innovative programs report-Show Kids You care!

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Here are examples of reports from some of SKYC’s program partners which display innovative and exemplary program activities and outcomes...

Guiding practices: Highly successful breakfast clubs strive towards meeting the following guiding practices:

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BUILD A SUSTAINABLE FOUNDATION
− Offer breakfast every school day*
− Ensure the breakfast club is universal by encouraging the participation of all students*
− Involve leadership from a committed and informed program coordinator and breakfast club committee
− Encourage collaboration with school administration and school staff
− Ensure a system is in place to provide financial accountability and sustainability*
− Include ongoing program evaluation

Successful Breakfast Clubs Overview

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.Welcome and respect every student within the school;
.Operate in an easily-accessible location that is stigma-free and welcoming...

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