In October 2006, the Québec government launched its Plan d’action gouvernemental de promotion des saines habitudes de vie et de prévention des problèmes reliés au poids 2006-2012, Investir pour l’avenir. In this action plan designed to promote healthy lifestyles and prevent weight-related problems, the government declared its commitment to improving the quality of life and wellbeing of Quebeckers by enabling them to live in environments that promote the adoption and maintenance of healthy living habits. In keeping with this action plan and with two measures of the 2006-2009 Youth Action Strategy, the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l'Enseignement supérieur (MEES), in conjunction with the Ministère de la Santé et des Services sociaux (MSSS) and the Ministère de l’Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l’Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ), is publishing the Framework Policy on Healthy Eating and Active Living. This Framework Policy demonstrates the firm intention of the MEES to make Québec schools a place where students can eat better and be more active. Such an undertaking is not possible, however, without the commitment and participation of all school community stakeholders and partners, who are called upon to continue working together to ensure the future of our youth and society.