Healthy School Food Program

The Healthy School Food Program is a universal school food program available to all students across Prince Edward Island during the 2020/21 school year.

The goals of the program are to:

  1. provide healthy and affordable meal options to all students while using local food when possible;
  2. ensure equitable access for all students through a pay-what-you-can model; and 
  3. provide food literacy opportunities for all students.

What is the cost and how can I pay? 

The Healthy School Food Program is a pay-what-you-can model, with a maximum cost of $5 per meal.

Families and students have the option to pay what you consider affordable for you. It could be $1 and up to $5 for a single meal or nothing at all, if cost is a barrier. You may also choose to pay a different price from one week to the next week, depending on your family's financial situation.

How does the program work at my school?

The program is piloting three different models:  

1. In-house food service

Chefs are preparing food at Kinkora Regional High School for those students, as well as delivering food to Somerset Consolidated, Amherst Cove Consolidated and Englewood. 

Healthy School Food Program Menu for Kinkora, Amherst Cove, Somerset and Englewood

Allergy notice: We cannot guarantee that meals are 100% allergen free, due to the risk of contamination. Download the ingredient list and allergen matrix for this menu. For more information download the handbook for dealing with severe allergies and the Minister's Directive on Procedures for Dealing with Life Threatening Allergies.

2. Regular school lunch vendors

Community centres and regular school lunch vendors are preparing and providing meals to École La Belle Cloche, École Evangeline, École Sur Mer, École Pierre Chaissons, École Francois Buote, and Montague Regional High School. These schools follow their own menu.

3. Local restaurants prepare and deliver meals to schools

Local restaurants are preparing and delivering meals to all other PSB school and École St. Augustin. 

Healthy School Lunch Program Menu for all other schools

Allergy notice:  External vendors are responsible for purchasing their own food and supplies. We cannot guarantee that meals are 100% allergen free, due to the risk of contamination. Download the ingredient list and allergen matrix for this menu. For more information download the handbook for dealing with severe allergies and the Minister's Directive on Procedures for Dealing with Life Threatening Allergies.

How can I sign up for the program?

Step 1: Sign up for the program at peischoolfood.ca
Step 2: You will receive an email with a username and password  
Step 3: Log in at peischoolfood.ca and order meals for two weeks at a time. You must complete your order the Friday before each new cycle. 

Example: 
Orders must be placed by Friday September 25 for lunches between September 28- October 9
Orders must be placed by Friday October 9 for lunches between October 12- October 23

Who can I contact for more information?

Healthy School Food Program
Telephone:
902-438-4895
Email: peischoolfood@edu.pe.ca

Published date: 
April 1, 2021
Education and Lifelong Learning

General Inquiries

Department of Education and Lifelong Learning
Holman Centre
Suite 101, 250 Water Street
Summerside, PE C1N 1B6

Phone: 902-438-4130
Fax: 902-438-4062

DeptELL@gov.pe.ca