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in partnership with the Halton community we feed students healthy food so they can achieve academic success

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Partner Recognition Event 2016

Partner Recognition Event 2016

Answer: Over 2000 strong and growing! Question:  Who are Halton Food for Thought Volunteers and Partners? You know the game, but did you know that in partnership with the community, over 2000 Halton Food for Thought Volunteers (including 800 students) provide healthy nutritious food to elementary and secondary students via 180 Student Nutrition Programs in 110 partner schools so they can achieve academic success? Last year alone 3,250,000 healthy meals and snacks were funded, shopped, chopped and lovingly made available to HDSB and HCDSB students in universally accessible, non stigmatizing school environments across Halton, helping kids reach their potential. And the 2016 Award Winners are….. Recognition Category Burlington Oakville Milton / Halton Hills Volunteer of the Year Jeannie Bugiardini Jennifer Monte Lorrie Gustaw   St. Gabriel Catholic ES (Snack and Breakfast) St. Bernadette Catholic ES (Breakfast Cart / Classroom Basket) Holy Rosary ES (Morning Meal and Basket)   Volunteer Coordinator Volunteer Coordinator Volunteer Coordinator Student Volunteer of the Year Sydney DiTomasso Alex Savoia Kristina Strachan   Notre Dame SS (Breakfast Program) St Joan of Arc Catholic ES (Classroom Basket) Ethel Gardiner PS (Breakfast)   Grade 12 Student Grade 8 Student, Nutrition Team Leader Grade 8 Student School of the Year Aldershot High School Oakwood Public School St. Joseph Elementary School Community Partner of the Year Rotary Clubs of Burlington – Lakeshore and Central Business Partner of the Year First Ontario Credit Union Individual Partner of the Year Monica Graves – glamjulz For more information about this event or to join in the celebration please contact info@haltonfoodforthought.com... read more

The Great Big Crunch!

The Great Big Crunch!

What will you be doing on Thursday October 13th?  Celebrating healthy eating through the eyes of an apple we hope! Healthy Kids Community Challenge and Halton Food for Thought are inviting students, teachers, educators and all food enthusiasts to participate in one Great Big “synchronized” Crunch to celebrate healthy eating and highlight the availability of local foods. Let’s teach our kids about healthy eating for a lifetime of healthy living! Click HERE to register and see what crunching with HFFT and HKCC looks like.... read more

BACK TO SCHOOL!!!

BACK TO SCHOOL!!!

Ah yes – the return to school has arrived and Halton Food for Thought is gearing up for another fantastic year of Student Nutrition Programs in partnership with Halton schools. September marks that time when backpacks are dusted off, new fall jackets and school supplies are being purchased and kids of all ages eagerly anticipate the year’s adventures with the new school year’s teachers and classmates. We know kids are hungry for a variety of reasons, in fact one third of elementary and half of secondary students arrive at school without the proper nutrition they need to be successful. In partnership with the community we serve students healthy food so they can achieve academic success; we believe in a Halton region where no student goes hungry at school. This year we have partnered with 9 new schools in Halton to offer 11 new Student Nutrition Programs, thus getting us closer to our goal of providing healthy food to students of all ages via universally accessible, non stigmatizing SNPs in all Halton schools. Ecole Pine Grove PS Oakville, Craig Kielburger HS and Thomas Merton SS in Milton and Lester B. Pearson HS in Burlington will all start Breakfast programs this year while St. Benedict ES and St. Francis of Assissi ES in Milton/ Halton Hills, St. Christopher ES, Sacred Heart of Jesus ES in Burlington, and St Luke ES in Oakville gear up to provide Healthy Basket options for their students in 2016/2017. In addition to traditional Breakfast, Basket and Snack programs, 2016 marks the beginning of something completely new. St. Dominic’s ES and Oakwood PS will be providing students access to local... read more

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62% of all Halton students have access to a Student Nutrition Program

Students in the 2013-14 school year

It costs just $1 to feed 2 students breakfast each day.

Volunteers assist us across Halton region