While food insecurity was already a concern before COVID-19, since the pandemic these concerns have worsened, and many families are struggling. A study conducted by the University of British Columbia and the Canadian Mental Health Association has found that people worried about food supply are nearly twice as likely to experience worsened mental health compared […]
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According to a report from Dalhousie’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab, and Caddle, food costs are rising. In particular, the cost of many staples such as meat and dairy have increased. Now more than ever, it is critical that food insecure children have access to Student Nutrition Programs. To read more about the report, click here: https://www.thestar.com/business/2021/09/29/rising-food-prices-see-canadians-put-less-meat-in-their-grocery-baskets.html […]
As students head back to school after a difficult year, many are looking forward to accessing healthy food provided in one of the province’s 4,500+ student nutrition programs. As part of an effort to ensure that every child and youth starts their school day well-nourished and ready to learn, during the last school year close […]