Nova Scotians will have more opportunities to eat healthy food in publicly funded places. Premier Darrell Dexter announced almost $379,000 in grants to support healthy eating in health-care settings, sport and recreation facilities, post-secondary schools and provincial and municipal government offices.
We all want to live in a world where we have the opportunity to make healthy eating choices and be physically active. These Thrive! grants build on our renowned healthy eating policy and standards in our public schools and regulated child-care settings. By working with our partners, we are expanding those policies to a wider range of public settings.
Premier Darrell Dexter
We have been on a journey for a couple of years to improve our choices for healthy eating in our canteen. We now serve hummus and vegetables, salads and yogurt. This Thrive! grant is helping us take the next step, to improve the choices in our vending machines and expand our healthy eating policy throughout the facility.
Cathy Burgess, general manager of Cole Harbour Place