Liberals call for expansion of meal program for students

Liberals call for expansion of meal program for students

With the cost of living skyrocketing, the Houston government must provide relief for Nova Scotian families who are struggling to make ends meet.

Food insecurity is a growing issue in the province, affecting 1 in 6 households in Nova Scotia. To combat this issue, the previous government expanded the School Healthy Eating Program to offer breakfast to 95 per cent of Nova Scotia’s public schools.

With the cost of groceries steadily climbing, Nova Scotians are looking to the Houston government to lend a helping hand.

Expanding the program to provide lunch to students would alleviate a significant burden on parents.

“The reality is that many children rely on school to access healthy meals,” says Education and Early Childhood Development critic Derek Mombourquette. “Families are being forced to choose between keeping the lights on and putting food on the table. Expanding this program at a time when costs are soaring is the right thing to do for our kids.”