WHEREAS the Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation passed a resolution in 2015 calling for a universal provincial school food program, and
WHEREAS Public Schools Branch schools are required to follow the School Nutrition Policyi,iideveloped by the Prince Edward Island Healthy Eating Alliance, and
WHEREAS the food being served currently in Island schools does not follow the Public Schools Branch School Nutrition Policy, and
WHEREAS the Prince Edward Island Home and School Federation has developed seven guiding principles for a provincial school food strategy, and
WHEREAS several schools, such as Montague Regional High School, are poised to establish independent school lunch programs which will replace processed foods with locally-grown freshly-prepared meals, offer a multitude of curriculum integration possibilities for students and build on the resources available in the community;
THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the PEI Home and School Federation requests the Public Schools Branch to lead and assist in the establishment of a provincial school food strategy, beginning with pilot projects in several schools, that are guided by the Public Schools Branch School Nutrition Policy.