YK invests $500K in school, education-related nutrition programs

The Government of Yukon is investing $500K into nutrition programs at schools across the territory. The Yukon Food for Learning Association will distribute $450K to Yukon schools or school boards, with the amount provided varying depending on enrolment numbers and location. The Yukon First Nation Education Directorate (YFNED) will also receive $50K for school feasts and other food-related programming. “Yukon First Nation Education Directorate’s Nutrition Program is funded by Jordan’s Principle to provide equitable and healthy food to all Indigenous children aged zero to 18 in the Yukon,” said YFNED Executive Director Melanie Bennett. “We look forward to a future where every Yukon student is well-fed at school.”