Deadline December 16th
Until December 16th, the Government of Canada is seeking public input to hear about experiences and views on school food programs and the most important objectives for a school food policy. What they hear in this process will help inform the building of a national school food policy, and could help guide the expansion of school food programs in Canada.
We encourage federal, provincial and territorial governments to support school meal policies and programs that set targets for local and sustainable procurement AND embed hands-on food literacy opportunities for students. We know from our work here at F2CC that the Farm to School Approach gives students more opportunities to learn about the food system around them and to become involved in what’s served in their school. This makes students more likely to try new foods, become more excited about healthy eating and develop food literacy skills for a lifetime of healthy eating.
To have your say on a national school food policy, visit the consultation web page,
read the discussion paper and share your views by December 16, 2022.
Looking for some guidance?
- Join the “Amplifying Our Voices” Workshop to be held on Monday December 12, 2022 between noon and 1pm EST. Hosted by the Coalition for Healthy School Food, this interactive workshop will allow people to complete the form during the session or to complete it by their organization at a later time. Register here.
- Learn about the evidence and impacts of farm to school
- Check out the Coalition for Healthy School Food’s Guiding Principles.