CSBA applauds approval of funding for national school food program

Halifax: June 20, 2024

The Canadian School Boards Association applauds the Government of Canada for the announced National School Food Policy. Today in Nova Scotia, the Prime Minister and the Minister of Families, Children and Social Development announced the funding principles for the National School Food Policy.

The CSBA is a long-standing advocate for universal access to healthy school food for all students throughout the country. CSBA President Alan Campbell is pleased to have been included in a briefing ahead of the announcement, along with other national partners.

School food programming is a priority for the CSBA. The association, on behalf of member associations and school boards, is a leading partner in national efforts to ensure accessibility, inclusivity, flexibility and sustainability of school food for children and youth.

President Campbell reiterates, “The CSBA is proud to work in collaboration with three federal ministries on this vital initiative and is pleased to support the Prime Minister and Minister of Families, Children and Social Development in this work. The CSBA advocates for support of a national school food program with all members of parliament and all senators. This is a universal need.”

School boards are ideally positioned to work with the Government of Canada, Territorial/Provincial governments, and First Nations and Indigenous Communities to operationalize the National Food Program to ensure it is as effective and efficient as possible.

The CSBA looks forward to further discussions and collaboration on the implementation of the program.


For more information, contact:

Alan Campbell, President
(204) 886-7121