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Healthy School Food Program

Project Implementation

At the 2015 Annual General Meeting of the Federation, members adopted a resolution calling for the establishment of a universal free school lunch program. Since that time the Federation has been working toward the implementation of this program.

Quick Facts

  • RESOLUTION  To Establish a Provincial School Lunch Program for all Island Children, Passed, AGM April 2015
  • A “summit meeting” of primary producers, educators, chefs, dietitians and others in June 2015 to talk about the broad challenges and opportunities of the program.
  • Participation in the Canada-wide Coalition For Healthy School Food
  • Screening of the film Cafeteria Man in the fall of 2016.
  • Organization of a visit by U.S. Chef Tony Geraci, the subject of Cafeteria Man, in October 2016 for a weeklong series of meetings with students, teachers, parents, administrators, chefs, farmers and producers, processors and politicians.
  • A short video of Chef Tony's visit by Jeff Eager, Hummingbird Productions, in production.
  • Featuring a prototypical healthy, local school lunch at the Fall 2016 Semi-Annual Meeting of members.
  • An Environmental Scan of School Food on PEI and School Food Fact Sheet, compiled by Tracy Michael of Nourished Kitchen, 2017.
  • Letters of support from Parker Grimmer, Chief Operations Officer, Public Schools Branch and John Jamieson, Deputy Minister, Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.


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Cafeteria Food Services Request for Proposals, 2013

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