Healthy Eating

Healthy Communities

Healthy Eating Policy Grants

Is your organization working to strengthen or develop policies that help Nova Scotians eat well? If so, your organization may be eligible for a grant to support that work.

The Department of Health and Wellness is currently accepting grant applications from (MS Word) the following types of publicly funded institutions: sport and recreation, district health authorities/IWK Health Centre, post-secondary institutions (universities and colleges), and provincial or municipal governments.

Food and nutrition policies create supportive environments for health by helping people eat well. A supportive environment makes healthy food the easiest or “default” option and decreases the pressure on people to continually resist less healthy foods.

Nova Scotia is a national leader with comprehensive healthy eating policies and standards in schools and childcare settings. Food and nutrition policies can be tailored to different settings. They can address foods sold and served, pricing, portion size, minimum eating time, fundraising and special functions, infant feeding including breastfeeding, marketing and advertising, access to clean drinking water, procuring local food, role modeling, and environmental considerations.

Applications must be received by December 12, 2014. If you have any questions, please contact Amy MacDonald at amy.macdonald@novascotia.ca.