Our vision is a Canada in which every school-aged child and youth has a healthy meal or snack at school every day.
The Coalition for Healthy School Food is a network of over 170 non-profit member organizations calling on the federal government to make a cost-shared investment in healthy, universal school food programs, which would build on the investments of our provinces, municipalities and communities.
Students at Natoaganeg (Eel Ground) First Nation School (NB), eat healthy food at school. Our Coalition is working for a healthy meal for every child every day. Photo credit: OCIC/Allan Lissner in partnership with Eel Ground First Nation and Canadian Feed The Children
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?