Feed BC in K-12 schools
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food is working with the Ministry of Education and Child Care to integrate Feed BC into Kindergarten to Grade 12 schools as part of the province’s Feeding Futures initiative to build and expand school food programs across British Columbia.
By sourcing more B.C. food in school food programs, schools increase students access to quality, local, fresh food and, help B.C. farmers, food producers and processors thrive. Every dollar spent on B.C. food in government institutions brings a two-fold impact to B.C.’s economy including new local jobs and GDP (Feed BC B.C. Input-Output model (BCIOM) study (PDF, 856 KB)).
Local food in schools builds student knowledge of community-based food systems and creates connections with farmers, fishers, traditional gatherers, and knowledge keepers.
K-12 public school food survey
In early 2020, the ministries of Agriculture and Food, Education and Child Care, and Health co-sponsored a BC Stats survey of the Kindergarten to Grade 12 school food environment in school districts across the province. The purpose of this survey was to gain a better understanding of the food environments and local food procurement in B.C. public schools. 2020 K-12 Public School Food Survey- Final Report (PDF, 585 KB).