The deadline for 2023-2024 grant applications is Friday, February 10, 2023 at 4 p.m.

The goal of a student nutrition program is to ensure that students who are at risk for poor nutritional intake have access to safe, adequate and nutritious food during the school day. Student nutrition programs provide nutritious meals and snacks to students to give them the nutrients and energy they need to be ready to learn. Every day, over 211,000 Toronto students participate in student nutrition programs.

Grant Applications & Appeals

Learn about student nutrition program funding eligibility, criteria and timelines.

Toronto Grants, Rebates and Incentives Portal (TGRIP)

Learn about how to apply for student nutrition program grants through the online portal.

Student Nutrition Ontario - Toronto

Learn more about supports available to help operate a student nutrition program.

Food Safety Requirements

Learn more about food safety requirements for student nutrition programs, including guidelines for safe operation during COVID-19.

Training & Resources

Learn more about food safety and nutrition training and resources.

Nutrition Guidelines

Learn more about nutrition guidelines for student nutrition programs.

Student Nutrition Programs Improve Learning

Student nutrition programs are a cost effective way to promote health and learning among children and youth. Although they can’t replace adequate income support, they can:

  • Provide nutrients and energy so that students are ready to learn and participate in school.
  • Create healthier eating habits, which can help reduce the risk of early onset chronic disease.
  • Support better scores in math, reading and science.

All participants benefit from student nutrition programs, regardless of their socioeconomic status. Student nutrition programs work best when they are available to all students within a school community.