Economy | FAMILIES

Increase investments in the Nutrition North program by $40 million over four years.

Liberal Platform (Page 22) | October 5, 2015
Achieved
March 24, 2016

Nutrition North finally gets the boost it needs, says former N.W.T. MP

CBC News

After years fighting to improve the Nutrition North food subsidy program in Parliament, former N.W.T. MP Dennis Bevington says he's happy to see the program getting more money - but says there are still problems that need to be fixed.

The new federal budget commits $64.5 million over five years for the Nutrition North program, starting in 2016–2017, as well as $13.8 million per year ongoing to expand the program to all Northern isolated communities.

March 22, 2016

2016 Federal Budget

2016 Federal Budget

Chapter 5 > Expanding Nutrition North Canada

A nutritious diet is essential to good physical and mental health. Nutrition North Canada helps alleviate the high cost of food in many northern isolated communities by providing a subsidy on perishable nutritious food. Culturally appropriate nutrition education initiatives are also provided to promote the consumption of a healthy diet.

Budget 2016 proposes to provide $64.5 million over five years, starting in 2016–17, and $13.8 million per year ongoing to expand Nutrition North Canada to support all northern isolated communities.