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Momentum is building across Canada and in
Nova Scotia for a national school food program!

About the NS Advisory

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The NS Advisory provides provincial representation, bringing together stakeholders from regions and sectors across NS to engage in dialogue, share resources, and collaborate on collective advocacy towards the development of a Canada-wide school food program that meets the diverse needs of Nova Scotia school communities.

 

#SpeakUp4SchoolFood is a grassroots campaign, in response to the interest and drive from the Nova Scotia community and has gained local and national momentum. Community health boards, schools, libraries and many community groups have come together to show their support and raise awareness of the benefits and opportunities of healthy food in schools with decision-makers.

 

School food programs, primarily breakfast meals, are delivered in 95% of Nova Scotia public schools at no cost to students. These programs rely on a patchwork of funding sources including the provincial government, charities, community groups, and private/corporate donations, along with parental support. There is currently no federal investment in these programs. A School Food Program for Canada could help ensure all kids consistently receive nourishing food while at school.

 

For more information and how to get involved, contact us at info@nourishns.ca or visit our website nourishns.ca/speakup 

 

Together, we can help secure a brighter future for our children through a universal healthy School Food Program. 

 
 

NS Advisory members

NS Advisory Endosers

Note: Many national organizations also work on school food in Nova Scotia.