School meal program initiatives and research launched in SK, MB, BC to improve access

The University of Saskatchewan, Government of British Columbia, and Government of Manitoba have each announced initiatives to ensure that Indigenous students have access to nutritious food during the school day. A research project at USask will focus on the development and testing of a harmonized national food program. The project will focus on schools in Saskatoon and in nine reserve communities in northern Saskatchewan. BC recently invested $60M to expand school meal programs across the province: Districts will ensure that school communities, including local First Nations and Indigenous organizations, have their needs met. MB similarly announced that it would be investing an additional $1.3M to the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba, which supports school divisions across the province, to ensure that children are well-nourished for their days of classroom learning.

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