Momentum is building across Canada and in BC for a national school food program!
About BC chapter
The BC-CHSF is the first provincial chapter of the national Coalition for Healthy School Food, a group of organizations seeking federal investment in a Universal Healthy School Food Program to support the health, well-being and education of all Canadian children.
In BC, 75% of school districts report having a school meal program in at least one school. These programs are run at a classroom, school or school district scale and largely rely on parents and other members of the school community to develop and fund. This patchwork of programming does not meet the needs of all students. We need the development of national standards, as well as significant investment from federal, provincial and municipal governments and collaboration between stakeholder groups to create a universal program for all children and youth.
The BC chapter of the Coalition for Healthy School Food (BC-CHSF) is bringing together stakeholders from diverse regions and sectors across BC to engage in dialogue, share resources, and collaborate on collective advocacy, research and pilot projects. Together, we can help secure a brighter future for our children through a universal healthy school food program.
For more information, contact Samantha Gambling, Provincial Coordinator of the BC Chapter of the Coalition for Healthy School Food, firstname.lastname@example.org, 604-652-3793
Donate to support our work
Leveraging the groundswell of school food activity in BC, the BC Chapter provides a space for those on ground to unite with a common voice and engage in collective action. Donating to the BC Chapter today gives us continued capacity to engage school communities and advocate for healthy school food in British Columbia! Will you chip in today?
We acknowledge that not everyone is in a position to donate financially. You can also support the BC Chapter by joining the Coalition, sharing our work on social media, or engaging in our advocacy campaigns.
recent bc chapter activities
Media Release: School trustee candidates play critical role in establishing a universal school food program
Media Release: Coalition applauds Province's crucial investment in healthy school food programs
Feeding Students During COVID-19: A Report on the Impacts and
Needs of BC's School Food Programs
BC supports a national school food program
The BC Chapter of the Coalition for Healthy School Food is hosted by the Public Health Association of BC, and led by a Steering Committee including BC members of the Coalition for Healthy School Food and the National Coordinator of the Coalition for Healthy School Food. Many national organizations also work on school food in British-Columbia.