Have Your Say in a National School Food Policy for Canada!

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Author: Sustain Ontario

Posted: November 23, 2022

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

The federal government is currently seeking input from all Canadians who are interested in school food policy and programming in Canada!

The consultation for a National School Food Policy opened on November 16, 2022 and will close to new input on December 16, 2022.

The government website explains:

“The Government of Canada is taking steps to build a pan-Canadian school food policy. This policy will help guide the expansion of school food programs in Canada. When more children have healthy meals at school, it helps set them up to reach their full potential. We want to hear about your experiences and views on school food programs and the most important objectives for a school food policy.”

We are happy to see the government take this step and encourage all of our school food champions to take the time to fill out this important questionnaire.

If you’d like more information about the move to develop a school food program for Canada and a vision for this program, check out the website of the Coalition for Healthy School Food and its Guiding Principles.

“Amplifying Our Voices” Workshop 

If you have questions about the consultation or want support with filling out the questionnaire, join the Coalition for Healthy School Food for an interactive workshop on Monday, December 12, 2022, at 12 noon ET. The workshop will allow people to complete the form during the session or to complete it by their organization at a later time. Register to attend here.