Economy Families

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

Achieved
Liberal Platform | Page 22
October 5, 2015

Thursday March 24, 2016 | CBC News

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

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.

Tuesday 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.