Ontario’s Student Nutrition Program (SNP) helps schools provide nutritious meals and/or snacks to children and youth. The SNP Nutrition Guidelines 2020 (guidelines) will help SNP providers:

  • create an environment where all children and youth feel welcomed
  • encourage children and youth to pay attention to their hunger and fullness cues
  • offer foods with the most nutritional value
  • safely handle, store and prepare foods and beverages
  • create simple menus for nutritious breakfasts, morning meals, lunches and snacks

The guidelines reflect current research and best practices in healthy eating. Programs are encouraged to use the guidelines to help select and serve nutritious foods.