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February 28, 2019

A strategy targeting the most at-risk children is needed to get the most out of school nutrition programs, says a new report from the C.D. Howe Institute.

In “Health and Grades: Nutrition Programs for Kids in Canada”, authors Rosalie Wyonch and Abby Sullivan investigate the potential short and long-term impacts of student nutrition programs, including their relation to student performance and health, and whether a government-supported and universal national student nutrition program should be established for all Canadian children as compared to programs for children in communities at risk.

Rosalie Wyonch

Rosalie has a Master of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in Honours Mathematical Economics from the University of Waterloo. Prior to joining the C.D. Howe Institute in 2016, she was a Research Analyst at the Ontario Ministry of Finance in the Office of Economic Policy. Beginning in 2018, she became the director of the Health Policy Research Program and leads the C.D.

Abby Sullivan

Abby Sullivan is a Researcher at the C.D. Howe Institute. She holds an undergraduate degree with Honors in Economics from Queen’s University, where she focused her research on Canadian public policy and the emergence of the modern industrial economy. Prior to the Institute, Abby held an internship in the Financial Services Department at the Bank of Canada.