The food choices that school-age children and youth make directly influence their learning and health. Good nutrition contributes to healthy growth and development, and promotes concentration.

Healthy eating means enjoying eating, eating when hungry and using Health Canada’s Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide to help choose the right amount and type of foods to eat.

Visit Health Canada for more tips on healthy eating for children and youth.

Ideas to Encourage Healthy Eating

Student Nutrition Programs

Learn about Student Nutrition Programs in Toronto that provide healthy meals and snacks to children and youth in schools and community sites.

Student nutrition programs:

  • Provide nutrients and energy so that students are ready to learn and participate in school.
  • Create healthier eating habits.
  • Help prevent obesity.
  • Support better scores in math, reading and science.

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