Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Health, Education Ministries Not Working Together on Health Programs: Auditor

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Health, Education Ministries Not Working Together on Health Programs: Auditor

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B.C. audit seeks better health program oversight

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VICTORIA - An audit of healthy eating and physical activity programs in British Columbia's schools makes eight recommendations aimed at improving co-ordination by the ministries responsible.

The independent review by Auditor General Carol Bellringer says the Ministries of Health and Education created the programs to improve the eating habits and activity levels of youth.

But Bellringer says the ministries must do more to work together and with other partners.

Bellringer's report says the ministries didn't adequately informed B.C.'s health authorities and school districts about strategies, such as the School Fruit and Vegetable Nutritional Program, or funding available for student meals. …

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