How does School Food Support Student Well-Being? Please Share Your Story!

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Author: Carolyn Webb

Posted: February 8, 2017

Categories: Edible Education Network / GoodFoodBites / News from Sustain Ontario / Policy News / Schools

As we circulated back in November, the Ontario Ministry of Education is looking to better understand what student well-being (from Kindergarten – Gr 12) looks like and what contributes to it, and so is undergoing an engagement process to seek public feedback until March 19th, 2017.

Sustain Ontario’s Edible Education Network is pleased that our Government is looking to support the needs of the whole child so that our children can develop the skills, knowledge, attitudes, and behaviours that they need to thrive throughout their lifetimes!

We’d like to take this opportunity to communicate how school food can greatly contribute to student well-being.  As we develop our submission to the Ontario Ministry of Education we’d invite you to share with us your stories and feedback about how food contributes to student well-being.  We’ll then compile your stories to make our submission, and we’ll share your stories into the future as we encourage school food programs.

You can inform this process in a number of ways:

Also check out these resources that have been developed by the Ontario Student Nutrition Program-Southwest Region:

Thanks for building the movement to Say Yes! to Good Food in Schools!