The Late Applications and Appeal deadline is Friday, October 29, 2021.

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 more about how to apply for a student nutrition program grant and how to submit an appeal form to make corrections to your currently funded program.

Funding for New Programs in Independent Schools

Learn more about funding for new student nutrition programs in eligible independent schools.

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.

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.