Amberley Ruetz is a Ph.D. Candidate & Arrell Food Institute Scholar at the University of Guelph in Ontario, Canada. As a school food and policy researcher, Amberley examines the social and economic return on investing in school food programs. Informed her time working for the Ontario Student Nutrition Program, Amberley’s work investigates the extent to which a regional food system approach to school food programs in Ontario can expand the scope and sustainability of the local agri-food sector. Nationally, Amberley’s examination of school food models and across the country is aimed at helping to inform the development of a universal National School Food Program that can move the dial on health and well-being in Canada while supporting the Canadian economy.