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 foods – particularly fruits and vegetables via their new Salad Bar Program – funded in part by Farm to Cafeteria Canada who are putting more, healthy, local foods on the plates and minds of students.
To learn more about these or any of our partner programs, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org