Canada is ranked 37th of 41 countries on providing healthy food for kids, yet today we remain the only G7 nation without a federally funded school food program. The Coalition for Healthy School Food is a group of 70+ organizations advocating for increased federal investment in a universal, cost-shared, healthy school food program for all students across Canada. Here in BC, many are working to bring healthy foods to the plates, minds and bellies of students. However, existing school food 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 programs does not meet the needs of all students. We need significant investment from all levels of government, as well as input from local school communities and other stakeholders, to create a universal program for all children and youth.
This webinar explores how individuals and organizations can get involved in helping make sure that all federal parties and candidates commit to a National School Food Program; and how to support the national Coalition to build on existing programs and ensure all students in Canada and BC have access to nutritious meals every day.
View the webinar HERE.
For more information, contact Samantha Gambling, Coordinator of the BC Chapter, at firstname.lastname@example.org