OSNP-HP offers funding and support to schools that want to have a breakfast, snack, or lunch program. The program works with parents, students and school staff to provide healthy food and help schools plan activities.
OSNP-HP provides healthy food with vegetables or fruit at each meal or snack. Students take part in meal and snack programs for many reasons:
- They may have early morning programs and activities and don’t make it back home to eat
- Parents may have to leave for work early and cannot always supervise breakfast routines
- Early bus schedules get students to school well before class time
- They may not have enough food at home
OSNP-HP programs are open to all students. Families are asked to volunteer their time and contribute small donations if they can.
Click here to view the Ministry of Child and Youth Services’ Nutrition Guidelines. These guidelines are intended to assist Student Nutrition Program (SNP) providers in selecting healthy food for their programs. If you would like the document in an alternative format, please call the Health Unit.
How you can help
OSNP-HP relies on the community and volunteers for the success of each school’s program. The people who prepare and serve meals to students are often parents/caregivers, students, teachers, principals and other school staff who are not paid for their work. Their commitment, dedication, and support are important to the success of the programs.
If you are interested in helping at an OSNP-HP program at your school, contact the Ontario Student Nutrition Program Community Coordinator.
For more information
To find out more about the Ontario Student Nutrition Program visit their site at www.osnp.ca.