Policy Change

School Food Standards and Subsidies

Federal Budget Falls Behind on School Meal Funding: Alberta, G-7 Countries Lead the Pack, while Feds Remain Inactive
in english (Acrobat 75k) en français (Acrobat 63k)
—March 22, 2016

Senate Obesity Report Should Breathe Life into Industry- and Policy-fuelled Health Problems (Acrobat 244k)
—March 1, 2016

Joint-statement to the World Health Organization re conflicts of interest (Acrobat 194k)
—January 25, 2016

Letter to federal Minister of Health Jane Philpott from the Coalition for Healthy School Food (Acrobat 320k)
—November 19, 2015

Advocating for the Coalition for Healthy School Food at the Changing the Menu conference in Montreal (Acrobat 1800k)
—November 14, 2015

New Federal Government Promises Transformative Change in Public Health Law & Public Interest Science (Acrobat 187k)
—October 20, 2015

Advocating for Changes to Public Health Nutrition Laws (Acrobat 11147k)
—June 13, 2015

Health Canada Food Label Reforms Promise Puny Impact (Acrobat 118k)
—June 13, 2015

Food Dyes and Effects on Children (Acrobat 1342k)
—June 3, 2015

Subsidies for US School Meals Programs
—April 5, 2015

[Health Canada proposal for food] Label changes conflict with World Health Organization sugar advice--Canadian Medical Association Journal
—March 9, 2015

Technical brief to the Senate Standing Senate Committee on Social Affairs, Science and Technology (Acrobat 436k)
—February 5, 2015

Pre-Budget Submission re School Health (Acrobat 464k)
—August 6, 2014

U.N. General Assembly Renews Vows to Tackle Food, Tobacco, Alcohol, Inactivity-related Disease (Acrobat 191k)
—July 11, 2014

Outcome document of the high-level meeting of the United Nations General Assembly on the comprehensive review and assessment of the progress achieved in the prevention and control of non-communicable diseases (Acrobat 192k)
—July 10, 2014

Call for ensuring primacy of health in trade deals and safeguards against conflicts of interest in addresses diseases caused by marketing of food, alcohol, tobacco (Acrobat 2015k)
—July 4, 2014

Making Kids Sick (or Healthy) By Decree (Acrobat 4290k)
—January 30, 2014

Primer on federal/provincial responsibilities related to school meal and nutrition programs (Acrobat 126k)
—December 11, 2013

Previous Efforts to Advance National Student Feeding Programs (Acrobat 1896k)
—November 26, 2013

Conflict of Interest Coalition Statement of Concern (Acrobat 164k)
—September 21, 2013

Implementing the Healthy Kids Panel report, No Time to Wait: The Healthy Kids Strategy (Acrobat 419k)
—August 27, 2013

Technical Brief to the Honourable Charles Sousa, MPP, Ontario Minister of Finance (Acrobat 722k)
—August 27, 2013

Outcome of vote on Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act
—May 9, 2013

Parliament Kills Life- and Money-Saving Sodium Reduction Bill by 147-122 Vote (Acrobat 183k)
—May 8, 2013

Results of vote on Bill C-460 coming soon at Parliament of Canada website
in english en français
—May 8, 2013

Report Reveals 4-year Voluntary Sodium Performance Meagre As Parliament Votes Today on Sodium-Reduction Bill (Acrobat 169k)
—May 8, 2013

Salty To A Fault: A 4 year follow-up report (Acrobat 2566k)
—May 8, 2013

Inadequate voluntary sodium-reduction progress at restaurants illustrates the need to pass Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act in the May 8, 2013 vote. (Acrobat 362k)
—May 6, 2013

Urge your MP to support Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act
in english en français
—April 29, 2013

CSPI Calls on Premiers to Support Federal Sodium-Reduction Bill (Acrobat 162k)
—April 22, 2013

Updated Bill C-460 Joint-Statement (Acrobat 852k)
—April 22, 2013

Letter to Council of Federation urging premiers to support federal sodium bill (Acrobat 233k)
—April 22, 2013

Debate on Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Peppered with Myths (Acrobat 110k)
—February 4, 2013

Debate on Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act
in english (Acrobat 160k) en français (Acrobat 171k)
—February 1, 2013

Debate Begins in Parliament on Bill to Implement Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada (Acrobat 110k)
—January 31, 2013

Joint-statement of support for Bill C-460 endorsed by health groups and experts (Acrobat 580k)
—January 31, 2013

Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada, 2010
—November 6, 2012

Bill C-460, Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada Act, 2012
—November 6, 2012

Federal Bill Proposes to Implement Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada (Acrobat 113k)
—November 6, 2012

Conflicts of Interest in International Disease Prevention Policy-Making (Acrobat 187k)
—September 27, 2012

Guidance for the Food Industry on Reducing Sodium in Processed Foods
—June 8, 2012

Bill C-430, An Act to amend the Competition Act and the Food and Drugs Act (child protection against advertising exploitation)
—June 6, 2012

United Nations Food Law Body Advances Global Standard for Mandatory Nutrition Labelling (Acrobat 234k)
—May 18, 2012

Technical Brief on Chronic Disease for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health (Acrobat 425k)
—February 2, 2012

Coalition letter to Prime Minister Harper urging action on sodium reduction (Acrobat 390k)
—January 6, 2012

Fact Sheet on sodium and health prepared by a coalition for sodium reduction (Acrobat 289k)
—January 6, 2012

Meeting Communique--Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Health (Acrobat 95k)
—November 25, 2011

Political Declaration on NCDs in the context of 205 other general assembly resolutions issued since 1946
in english en français
—September 19, 2011

Political Declaration: United Nations High Level Meeting on the Prevention and Control of Noncommunicable Diseases
in english en français
—September 19, 2011

Nutrition-related partial transcript of NGO United Nations interactive session on NCDs (Acrobat 182k)
—June 30, 2011

Statement of concern on lack of clarity on role of industry for June UN interactive hearing and September UN High Level Meeting 2011
—June 22, 2011

Nutrition advice to the President of the United Nations General Assembly (Acrobat 321k)
—June 15, 2011

News Release: Carcinogenic Food Dye in Soft Drinks (Acrobat 134k)
—March 31, 2011

Letter to Minister of Health re cancer risk of ammonia process caramel in soft drinks (Acrobat 280k)
—March 31, 2011

Testimony re Healthy Living at the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health
in english (Acrobat 258k) en français (Acrobat 264k)
—February 3, 2011

Technical Brief on Healthy Living for the House of Commons Standing Committee on Health
in english (Acrobat 401k) en français (Acrobat 413k)
—February 3, 2011

Economic Prevention Dividend: Key References (Acrobat 4573k)
—October 25, 2010

School Nutrition: Excerpts of Key Documents (Acrobat 1606k)
—October 25, 2010

Championing Public Health Nutrition 2010: Conference Registration NOW OPEN!
—August 25, 2010

Toronto Board of Health--Sodium Reduction Strategy
—August 20, 2010

Sodium Working Group: Sodium Reduction Strategy for Canada (Acrobat 5301k)
—July 29, 2010

Canadian Medical Association: Caffeinating children and youth
—July 26, 2010

Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks (Acrobat 1721k)
—July 9, 2010

Supplementary Submission to Health Canada: Food Dyes: A Rainbow of Risks (Acrobat 225k)
—July 9, 2010

Member countries of the United Nations World Health Assembly call for limits on marketing to children
—May 21, 2010

Ban Artificial Food Dyes That Worsen ADHD (Acrobat 141k)
—May 3, 2010

Toronto Star: School Food
—October 13, 2009

Federal Minister of Finance reply to request for school food funding (Acrobat 1142k)
—June 9, 2009

CTV: Ottawa should lead on childhood obesity: [Ontario Premier Dalton] McGuinty
—April 8, 2009

Federal Budget Economic Stimulus: Support national campaign to invest $1-a-day in nutritious school meals
—March 4, 2009

Nutrition Action editorial: Feeding the Future (Acrobat 512k)
—March 1, 2009

CBC's The Current: Health and the Recession (Part II)
—February 11, 2009

E-MAIL YOUR MP! : (Clicke here for a model letter and an on-line tool to automatically--using your postal code--email your Member of Parliament.)
—February 11, 2009

Library of Parliament: A Practical Guide to Petitions
—February 4, 2009

Petitioning the House of Commons: A Practical Guide
—February 4, 2009

Healthy School Meal Advocates Ready to Be Understudies in March Budget Review : Best to Support Learning and Fight Unemployment, Disease, and Food Price Hikes (Acrobat 300k)
—February 2, 2009

Model letter to the editor re school foods (Acrobat 19k)
—January 27, 2009

Globe and Mail Policy Wiki : Child Nutrition
—January 26, 2009

National Post: Building the Budget : Feeding the Nation (proposal for school nutrition)
—January 26, 2009

Globe and Mail: Poverty, malnutrition stunt the growth of Canadian children
—January 20, 2009

National Post “Stimulus Package” (school meals in context)
—January 17, 2009

Canwest News Service: “National meal program urged for Canadian schools,” by Meagan Fitzpatrick
—January 16, 2009

Media Comment by Breakfast for Learning: “Canada's Children Need a National Nutrition Program
—January 15, 2009

Media Comment: Invest Stimulus Money in School Nutrition, Say Nonprofits--Promote Learning and Fend-off-Triple Threat of Recession, Diet-Related Disease, and Rising Food Prices (Acrobat 289k)
—January 15, 2009

Letter to Finance Minister Flaherty re: A National School Nutrition Program for Canadian Children
—January 15, 2009

Backgrounder: A National Nutritious School Meal Program for Canadian Children, January 15, 2009
—January 15, 2009

Media Comment by Breakfast for Learning: Canada's Children Need a National Nutrition Program
—January 15, 2009

Statistics Canada: Consumer Price Index, food, by province (monthly)
—January 14, 2009

Harvard University report: Impact of School [US] Breakfast on Children’s Health and Learning: An Analysis of the Scientific Research: Harvard University report: Impact of School [US] Breakfast on Children’s Health and Learning--An Analysis of the Scientific Research
—November 30, 2008

Media Comment: Health and Child Protection Groups Call for Pan-Canadian Healthy School Foods Summit
in english (Acrobat 131k) en français (Acrobat 00k)
—June 19, 2008

Open Letter to Federal, Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Health, and Provincial and Territorial Ministers of Education and Child Protection re school nutrition
in english (Acrobat 165k) en français (Acrobat 167k)
—June 19, 2008

Ontario Bill 8: Healthy Food for Healthy Schools Act, 2008 (rec’d Royal Assent, April 27, 2008)
—April 27, 2008

Testimony before the Standing Committee on Social Policy of the Legislative Assembly of Ontario on Bill 8, An Act to Amend the Education Act (Healthy Food for Healthy Schools) (Acrobat 86k)
—April 8, 2008

Editorial in the Canadian Medical Association Journal: “Food for All” : by former Ontario Minister of Education, federal MP Gerard Kennedy
—December 4, 2007

Vancouver Co-Op Radio interview re school nutrition
—October 15, 2007

Media Comment: Governments Feeding Childhood Obesity Epidemic by Allowing Sale of Junk Food in Schools (Acrobat 65k)
—October 3, 2007

Report: Are Schools Making the Grade:? School Nutrition Policies Across Canada (Acrobat 476k)
—October 3, 2007

Media Comment on the Institute of Medicine’s Report: “Nutrition Standards for Food in Schools” (Acrobat 34k)
—April 25, 2007

Comment on the Institute of Medicine Report: Nutrition Standards for Food in Schools
—April 25, 2007

Healthy Weights for Healthy Kids report tabled in Parliament
—March 27, 2007

Review: School Feeding for Improving the Physical and Psychosocial Health of Disadvantaged Students
—November 15, 2006

House of Commons Motion resolving to end child poverty by year 2000
—January 1, 2000

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