In schools across Ontario, Student Nutrition Programs (SNPs) aim to provide nutritious snacks and meals to children and youth. The Ministry of Child and Youth Services supports SNPs by providing approximately 30 million dollars in annual funding, which is administered by 14 lead agencies across the province. These agencies typically work with “Community Partnerships” to ensure that Ministry funding for SNPs is delivered within a community context. The exact make-‐up of these partnerships may differ from region to region, but most include representatives from local school boards and public health units, along with a variety of other private and public sector partners.
By Erin Nelson
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