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School Food Services

About School Food Services

The first School Lunch Program started at Conklin Community School in October 1973. Four Aboriginal communities were selected as a result of a request by the Métis Association of Alberta to the Alberta Government to fund a nutritional hot lunch program for children in northern Alberta. The Program was founded on a community development concept allowing individual programs to be managed and operated by people in each of the designated communities.

School Food Services offers nutritious, cost-effective lunchtime meals and nutrition breaks to 17 Northland School Division schools. Program consultants use Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Living and the Alberta Healthy Nutrition guidelines to plan the menus.

24 cooks, with support from one operations manager and one program consultant, provide meals to registered students. 


  • To provide a nutritious lunch to every student where the program operates
  • Help children learn by providing up to 1/2 of their daily nutritional requirements

Emily Hunt - Operations Manager

780-624-2060 ext 6169