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Food Programming

We know nourishing learners at school helps to improves academic outcomes as well as build stronger connections among peers, adults and with the community. With that in mind, Coast Mountains School District is committed to improving food programming throughout the district.

Our focus is to foster healthy, stigma-free food environments in our schools, making nutritious breakfast, lunch, and snack options accessible to every learner in our system. Our Food Programming team strives to create community partnerships wherever possible, in an effort to create sustainable food solutions throughout the Northwest region.

With recent announcements from the British Columbia government related to food programming, our schools are becoming better positioned to meet the nutritional needs of our learners. 

Nutrition Standards for Coast Mountains School District

In Spring 2023 the school district collaboratively embarked on the creation of School Nutrition Standards to support food programming and aligning with provincial and federal guidelines. The final version was shared with partners in September 2023 and can be found below.


Download the Coast Mountains School District School Nutrition Standards.

Download the Coast Mountains School District Visual Choices Guide (Vegetables & Fruit, Yogurt & Cheese, Cereal, Crackers, Granola Bar, and Beverages)


BC Feeding Futures Fund -

BC Build A School Food Program -

Coalition for Healthy School Food -

Breakfast Club of Canada –

For More Information

If you are interested in finding out how you can get involved, or possibly financially support food programming Coast Mountains School District, please contact Shawna Wilson, District Food Coordinator, by email at