We need supportive policies if we’re going to transform school food systems. Our policy work is grounded by our beliefs and directly informed by our experience and evaluation data from working with school communities that are delivering school food and food literacy programs across the country.
Some examples of our work to inform policy include:
Participating in government roundtable consultations to inform the development of a pan-Canadian school food policy and sharing opportunities for others to inform the process
Writing position statements and letters to decision makers to inform policy development such as this one
Meeting with decision makers at various levels, from school district staff and local government officials to regional and federal ministries, to inform program and policy development related to local procurement, healthy food environments, and food literacy
Serving as an active member of the Coalition for Healthy School Food and promoting their Guiding Principles for school food in Canada
Hosting Canada’s School Food Map to document school food programs and community partners across the country