Federal Government Introduces Bill to Develop National School Food Program

MP Don Davies (NDP - Vancouver Kingsway) introduced Bill C-212 titled An Act to Develop a National School Food Program for Children. The proposed law would empower the federal Minister of Health to consult with provincial governments responsible for health and education, as well as other relevant stakeholders, to develop a school food program across Canada. Any resulting program would make sure the “food is healthy, taking into account Canada’s Food Guide” which was dramatically updated in 2019 and eliminated both “meat” and “dairy” as food groups. Read the text of the bill and its progress here.