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Province Promoting Healthier Food in Manitoba Schools

June 5, 2014 2:49 PM | News

By Sarah Klein

The province is providing $450,000 to help support more nutrition programs for school-aged children across Manitoba.

Through a partnership with the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba (CNCM), more healthy food will be finding its way into schools across the province.

“The council strengthens the health and well-being of children and youth in Manitoba schools through education, advocacy and nutrition program support,” said Education and Advanced Learning Minister James Allum. “This new funding will ensure they can continue to provide this important service.

The latest funding will help the CNCM to engage with high-need school nutrition programs and provide support that will allow for the development of new programs.

Since 2001, the council has supported nutrition programs and raised awareness about the need for food and nutrition policies in schools.