Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced the creation of a national food policy last week, including the first steps towards the creation of a National School Food Program.
Access to nutritious food is one of the largest barriers to education facing Canadian students. A National School Food Program will support the critical work of Student Nutrition Programs across the country. By providing healthy and nutritious meals and snacks to students, Student Nutrition programs allow students to focus and succeed in the classroom.
Read the full announcement here.