This is a letter from Andrea Sinclair, President of the BCC PAC

We encourage all parents, hot lunch coordinators and PAC executive to participate in this feedback survey.

The Ministries of Health and Education are requesting parent/guardian, DPAC and PAC feedback on proposed changes to the 2013 Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in B.C. Schools.  Both Health and ducation are seeking feedback on the proposed 2022 School Food Guidelines to help them identify challenges schools might face with implementation. They are very interested in hearing about any resources or tools you think would be useful in supporting schools with implementation.

The first set of Guidelines for Food and Beverage Sales in BC Schools were published by the Ministries of Education and Health in 2005. These were updated in 2008, 2011 and 2013. With the release of Canada’s food guide in2019, the Ministry of Health has drafted proposed 2022 Guidelines that reflect current national and provincial nutrition recommendations. They also reflect the findings of the 2020 school administrator survey on implementation challenges with the 2013 Guidelines.

We are inviting you to provide feedback and your input AFTER your review of the Proposed 2022Guidelines AND the K-12 Discussion Paper outlining the Ministry’s rationale for the proposed 2022Guidelines:

  1. Register for the PAC/DPAC webinar on April     5 to hear an overview of the proposed changes, ask questions and provide your feedback. Registration closes April 1, 2022.
  2. Complete the BC School Food Guidelines Feedback Survey online.  The survey takes 10 mins or less and is open until April 30.

The Ministry of Health and BCCPAC thanks you in advance for your participation in this consultation process.

Andrea Sinclair 


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