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Schools eligible for healthy eating grants

By: Sudbury Northern Life Staff

 | Jan 28, 2014 - 9:26 AM |
Through the province's new Healthy Eating in Secondary Schools program, high schools and school boards can apply for one-time grants of up to $50,000 to support innovative projects that encourage students to eat healthier.

The province is investing a total of $2.2 million in the Healthy Eating in Secondary Schools Grants.

Projects will begin rolling out this September and can include partnerships with postsecondary institutions or non-profit organizations that promote healthy eating.

Examples of projects that could be eligible for funding include:

-A training program run by a chef school to help cafeteria staff create healthier food options.

-A healthy eating club for students.

-A partnership with farmers to provide healthy, local Ontario foods to students.

-An updated cafeteria space that incorporates healthy eating information or an urban garden.

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