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Dig into Canada's Biggest School Food Program--Ontario, Food Secure Canada

May 21, 2015

1:00-2:00 p.m. EDT

With more than 30 millions $ invested by the provincial governement and funding from municipal level, Ontario’s school food program is the biggest in Canada.

Thanks to an innovative approach that involves school staff, volunteers and community partnerships, the school food program in Ontario is expanding.

In May 2012, the Ministry of health and Long-Term care assembled a group of experts to serve on its Healthy Kids Panel and provide advice on how achieve the government’s goal of reducing childhood obesity. Following this panel, the report No time to wait: the Healthy Kids Strategy have been released by the gouvernement  and one of the recommandation is to implement a universal school food program to support healthy kids.

What is the model behind this program and what are the next steps to move forward in response to the healthy kids strategy recommandation?

During this webinar our presenters will answer to these questions: Tracy Mc Murray, Child and Youth Development Branch Strategic Policy and Planning Division Ministry of Children and Youth Services, Carolyn Hunter from Ottawa Network for Education and Nicola Lyle from Peterborough Family Resource Centre, and Michele Vine an Evaluation Specialist in Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention at Public Health Ontario.

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