Economy | FAMILIES

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

October 5, 2015 | Liberal Platform (Page 22)

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

Thursday March 24, 2016 | 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.

2016 Federal Budget

Tuesday March 22, 2016 | 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.