Iqaluit District Education Authority looks at school lunch programs – Nunatsiaq News

15 January 2020

Full-time lunch programs in Iqaluit’s four schools would cost upwards of $1M annually, says report

Schools in Nunavut’s capital could get new daily lunch programs if the Iqaluit District Education Authority has its way.

The IDEA presented a feasibility study for the proposal at its annual community consultation on Monday, Jan. 13.

A handful of community members attended the meeting, along with Iqaluit-Manirajak MLA Adam Arreak Lightstone and Nunavut MP Mumilaaq Qaqqaq.

A daily school lunch program at all of Iqaluit’s schools is something parents and educators have wanted for a long time, said Doug Workman, the IDEA’s chair. The proposal for the lunch program was brought up at last year’s IDEA community consultation.

“We’re looking for ideas on how to get there,” Workman said.

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