What is a Student Nutrition Program (SNP)?
A SNP provides children and youth access to healthy, nutritious food to support healthy growth and development so that they have the best opportunity to succeed and reach their full potential.
Types of SNPs
Schools and community groups can offer any of the following: breakfast, morning meal, snack or lunch programs.
A breakfast , morning meal or lunch program offers a serving from three of the four food groups from Canada's Food Guide at one time.
A snack program offers a serving from two of the four food groups from Canada's Food Guide at one time.
The four food groups are dairy (dairy alternative), fruit and vegetables, grain and meat ( meat alternative).
SNP are available to students at least three times per week.
How are SNP Funded?
Student Nutrition Program funding comes from many sources: parent contributions, local fundraising, corporate sponsorship, local charities, municipalities and the province. Each local program needs community partners to successfully provide meals to students. Samples of fundraising ideas are located on the resource page of this site.