Ensure that school food is prominent in A Food Policy for Canada
Canada is holding a public consultation to provide feedback on Canada’s submission to the UN Food Systems Summit. The feedback collected will be used by the Government of Canada until May 6 to inform next steps towards a more sustainable, equitable and healthier food system in Canada.
This consultation is a golden opportunity for us to advance a universal, healthy School Food Program for Canada as a well-designed program is the pathway to achieving many of the goals outlined in this consultation. This will help us make sure that the government acts on its commitments to school food and that the funds are included in Budget 2023 for a School Food Program for Canada.
We’re asking all of our members and endorsers to fill out the feedback survey and have developed content that you can use as a template. The most relevant and important part of this consultation for school food is section 6: Pathways Toward Progress: Improving Human and Animal Health (click here to view that section). The full survey should take less than half an hour to fill in, but if you don’t have much time, feel free to skip the other parts on the consultation page and go directly to the sixth section to fill that part up using our sample answer as a guide.
Of course, we know that many organizations have other recommendations for other sections-- Eliminating Hunger and Reducing Food Insecurity or Promoting Sustainable Production, or the other sections, and you may prefer to fill out any or all sections without mentioning school food.
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#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.