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Release of
the National School Food Policy!

June 20, 2024, will be remembered as another historic day for Canadian children and youth. After including a $1 billion commitment over five years in its April 16 budget to launch a National School Food Program, the Government of Canada released its much-anticipated National School Food Policy today. The Coalition for Healthy School Food, on behalf of our 320+ members and 140+ endorsers, congratulates the government on this important milestone towards a national school food program, which will allow us to build a strong Canada-wide school food program over time. We are very pleased at how closely the Policy aligns with the Coalition’s 8 Guiding Principles and recommendations, which we have developed based on research and best practices from Canada and around the world. 

The Coalition is proud to have been part of the movement for school food in Canada that has informed this Policy, and we are pleased to be able to work with the Government of Canada, provinces and territories, and Indigenous leadership in the months and years ahead to advance the Policy’s Vision

We invite you to read the latest blog and discover the new National School Food Policy !

Stay Active For School Food!

It's time to include a Canada-wide School Food Program in #Budget2024. Stay involved to help make sure the federal government honours their commitment to school food.

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Our principles

All children should have access to healthy food at school. The Coalition for Healthy School Food works to lay the foundation for healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime and ensure that learning is not hindered by a lack of access to healthy food.

Canada is ranked 37th of 41 countries on providing healthy food for kids yet we don't have a national school food program. The Coalition for Healthy School Food advocates for increased investments in school food programs to ensure all kids have access to nutritious meals every day. But what would such a program look like?

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