Food & Nutrition

The following resources and programs can help school health champions make the healthy choice the easy choice when it comes to school food.

Adapting to COVID-19

These resources provide further guidance on how to operate school food programs during COVID-19.

This resource from Breakfast Clubs of Canada offers tools to adapt your current breakfast program so that students can have access to healthy food in a comforting environment amid the current COVID-19 reality.

This guide from the Coalition for Healthy School Food is meant to encourage and inspire school food providers to use creative solutions to serve fresh, whole, and nutritious food to students in ways that are COVID safe with as little use of packaged foods as possible.

Go-to Websites

The new Canada’s Food Guide is based on evidence. It provides practical tips to act on healthy eating recommendations.

Nourish Nova Scotia is our go-to source for School Food information and resources. You'll find resources to support meal programs, curriculum-based activities, garden and food literacy resources and more! is operated by Dietitians of Canada and provides information on nutrition, food and healthy eating as well as recipes, videos and interactive healthy eating tools.

The policy is intended to increase access to and enjoyment of health-promoting, safe and affordable food served and sold in Nova Scotia public schools.