The Ontario government is committed to making schools healthier places for students to learn. Schools play an important role in teaching students healthy eating habits and reinforcing those lessons through school practices. Research shows that good health is a prerequisite for good learning.
Building on an overall plan to help develop healthier lifestyle habits in our children and youth, the government introduced the Healthy Food for Healthy Schools Act, 2008. The act addresses healthy eating in schools, including dropping trans fat from food and beverages sold in schools and establishing mandatory nutrition standards for food and beverages sold in schools.