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Dr. Kirsty Duncan on Canada's Student Nutrition Policy

Posted 2012-09-13
Written by Lauryn Kronick
Category Government

Dr. Kirsty Duncan has made a reasoned, rational and fiscally prudent case for why a national student nutrition program would be good for Canada. Noting the gap between Canada on this issue and its peers in the developed world, Duncan notes that "outside North America, school meals are considered an investment rather than a cost. In Sweden, children aged six to 16 receive a hot meal each day by law; and in Japan, children aged six to 15 receive school meals, with 50 percent of the meals made with local ingredients."

 

Click here to read Dr. Duncan's case for a Canadian student nutrition program at iPolitics.ca.