Dr. Kirsty Duncan, MP for Etobicoke North, writes about the need for a pan-Canadian nutrition strategy on iPolitics.ca.
APEC members, including Canada, agreed in June 2012 that in the context of today’s realities, which include increased food insecurity, a rise in biofuel production, and climate change challenges proper attention should be paid to school feeding.
In 2009, the Centre for Science in the Public Interest published a primer on what a national child nutrition program would do for Canada.
Toronto Public Health has issued a report calling for Student Nutrition Programs in all schools across Canada's largest city.
Royal Galipeau, Conservative MP for Ottawa-Orleans, tabled a private member's motion in the House of Commons on May 11 encouraging the federal government to engage in dialogue with provincial and private sector partners about the state of youth nutrition in Canada.
The Feeding Our Future program is a student nutrition program in the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) that offers nutritious meals to all students regardless of their ability to pay. A new two-year study has been released using data collected from the program's schools that shows a positive increase in scholastic performance.