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A National School Lunch Program Would Solve More Than Hunger

From the National Observer, October 19, 2020 School meal programs should be more than a meal — they should anchor school curriculum and root kids into their school, advocates say. Canada is the only G7 country without a national school meal program, with a patchwork of school-based and regional programs partially filling a gap exacerbated…

OD-PREP: OverDose Prevention and Response Essential Practices Knowledge Exchange Series – Call for Submissions Now Open!

OD-PREP: OverDose Prevention and Response Essential Practices Knowledge Exchange Series    Call for Submissions Now Open! To submit your work, click here!   It has been one thousand, six hundred and forty-nine days since the declaration of the overdose epidemic in our province.   And over the last four and a half years since that…

BC NDP and BC Liberal Party Responses to our Survey

The BC NDP and BC Liberal Party have responded to our survey on public health issues in BC. Go to http://www.placespeak.com/bcpublichealth to sign up and view them. Also answer our Poll and view the Resources section on public health.

Tomorrow, October 10 is World Mental Health Day

On World Mental Health Day, 10 October, the World Health Organization will, for the first time ever, host a global online advocacy event on mental health. At this event—the Big Event for Mental Health—world leaders, mental health experts and celebrity guests will join WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to tell the world what we…

#NourishKidsNow

The BC Chapter of the Coalition for Healthy School Food is asking the province of BC to commit funding and additional support towards the development of a universal, cost-shared, healthy school food program that is sustainable, connected to curriculum and community, and respectful of local conditions and cultures. Ask your local MLA candidates to #NourishKidsNow…