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,, 604-652-3793

Who are your political representatives in BC?

  1. Municipal officials

  2. MLA

  3. MP

  4. Federal candidates in the Green, NDP, Liberal and Conservative parties

  5. Senator

Donate to support our work

The coordination role is currently on a volunteer base and every dollar helps provide capacity for the BC Chapter to ensure school communities and those on the ground are involved in the process of creating a universal school food program for BC students. Will you donate today?

We acknowledge that not everyone is in a position to donate right now, and we appreciate any amount you are able to contribute! 


Written submission for the 2021 BC Budget Consultations

Feeding Students During COVID-19: A Report on the Impacts and
Needs of BC's School Food Programs

Coalition's Very Own Frequently Asked Questions

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[Webinar] #Nourish Kids Now: Supporting a Coalition for Healthy School Food

View recording of webinar here.

VIew presentation slides here.

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.

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Want to support the national movement

from within BC?

You have the power to create change, it’s as easy as 1-2-3!

#NOURISH KIDS NOW is a grassroots campaign that is calling on the federal government to make a cost-shared investment in healthy, universal school food programs.

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