Join us for an All-Party Forum on School Food & Food Literacy May 26th

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Author: Sustain Ontario

Posted: May 24, 2022

Categories: Edible Education Network / Events / Good Food Ideas for Kids / GoodFoodBites / News from Sustain Ontario / School Food News / Schools

If elected, what will the parties do to support food literacy and healthy school food programs?

Sustain Ontario invites you to join us for a virtual all-party event on Thursday, May 26th at 12 noon – 1 p.m. ET to hear from the following candidates that party leaders have appointed as representatives:

  • Matt Richter, Green Party of Ontario, Parry Sound-Muskoka | 12 – 12:15 p.m.
  • Amanda Pulker-Mok, Ontario Liberal Party, Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston | 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.
  • Terence Kernaghan, Ontario New Democratic Party, London North Centre | 12:30 – 12:45 p.m.
  • TBD, Progressive Conservative Party of Ontario | 12:45-1 p.m.

The event will be livestreamed here on Facebook and available for viewing afterward. It will be moderated by Dr. Peggy O’Neil of Brescia University College.

Candidates will answer the following four questions, provided to them in advance — If elected, what will you do to…

  1. Advance food literacy as a mandatory part of the school curriculum for grades 1-12?
  2. Strengthen the conditions for experiential food literacy education in Ontario schools?
  3. Address Ontario’s annual investment in the Student Nutrition Program to accommodate rising food costs coupled with greater demand?
  4. Work with the federal government on a national, universal healthy school food program?

With the recent successes in food literacy and school food, it is a crucial time to continue building momentum for this important movement. We hope you’ll join us in shining the light on the urgency of advancing healthy school food and food literacy in Ontario and Canada!

To learn more about why we need healthy food and food literacy in Ontario schools, visit our 2022 #VoteONFood campaign:


This event is hosted by Sustain Ontario, the Coalition for Healthy School Food and Brescia University College.