On November 20, 2012 Diana Bronson, Executive Director of Food Secure Canada, appeared before the Finance Committee’s pre-budgetary hearings to recommend that the Federal government commit to a Student Nutrition Program cost shared with provinces, cities, parents, and local communities.
FSC’s stance on this issue stems from the People’s Food Policy, in which more than 3,500 Canadians developed recommendations aimed at creating a sustainable, healthy and fair food system for Canada and FSC’s recent National Assembly in Edmonton which took a position to advocate for the creation of a National School Nutrition Program as the first step towards building a national food policy
FoodShare Toronto’s Executive Director Debbie Field is a founding member of FSC and her presentation at FSC’s Assembly (see below) helped build the case for a universal student nutrition program.
- Press Release
- Presentation to the Standing Committee on Finance
- Universal Student Nutrition Programs: A strategy for healthy children and a sustainable local food system. (Debbie Field. Presentation at Food Secure Canada National Assembly. November 3, 2012)
- Food Activists press for National Student Nutrition Program. (Pratt, Sheila. Edmonton Journal. November 4, 2012)