One in five children in Canada are at risk of going to school hungry on any given day. School meal programs can help reduce hunger and food insecurity, improve children’s access to nutritious food, improve academic outcomes and achievement, and help support families by reducing food costs. The Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, Karina Gould, announced that the Government of Canada has launched consultations to develop a pan-Canadian school food policy and explore how more Canadian children can receive nutritious food at school.
The Ministry is seeking input from all Canadians who have experience with, or an interest in, school food policy and programming in Canada. Share your thoughts here. The deadline to complete the survey is Friday, December 16, 2022.