We need dedicated funds for School Food

#Nourish Kids now

in #yourbudget

Credit: OCIC/Allan Lissner in partnership with Eel Ground First Nation and Canadian Feed The Children


federal pre-budget 2021 consultations

Read the Coalition’s submission to the government of Canada;

it's time to include a National School Food Program in #Budget2021

Covid-19 has demonstrated that school food programs are an essential service and that now is the time to design and launch a National School Food Program. 

Members, endorsers and supporters of the Coalition for Healthy School Food have sent hundreds of messages to the Finance Committee.

Read the Coalition's Pre-Budget 2021 Submission (PDF)

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Coalition for Healthy School Food members have often been told by MPs that Budget 2019 included a commitment to school food because coalition members across Canada let the Finance Committee know we wanted action. Read more here about our 2018 deputations.

Summary of Coalition’s Pre-Budget 2021 Submission:


The Coalition for Healthy School Food recommends that the Government of Canada: 1) Allocate $200 million towards a dedicated School Food Fund to support the health and wellbeing of children, families and communities, stimulate the Canadian economy and inform the government's development of a National School Food Program. 2) Allocate $360 million as the Year 1 investment in a cost-shared, universal National School Food Program with strong national standards to improve the health of our children, support families experiencing food insecurity, and reduce the $13.8 billion in costs of treatment and productivity losses due to nutrition-related chronic disease in Canada.

#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, which would build on the investments of our provinces, municipalities and communities.

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

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Send a #NourishKidsNow postcard to your federal MP. Download, print and send it, for MPs it's free of postage!

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With thanks to Nourish Nova Scotia’s #SpeakUp4School Food for the inspiration of 1, 2, 3 and their postcard campaign

* Photo: Natoaganeg School has seen some great impacts on the students healthy food literacy and social cohesion with their universal school nutrition program supported by Coalition member Canadian Feed the Children.

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Reach out to your MP and ask for dedicated funds for school food to #NourishKidsNow.

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Shout out what excites you about your school food program.