It’s hard to believe students have reached March Break and shortly thereafter will be heading towards the finish line for the 2021-2022 academic year! What a year it’s been thus far.
HFFT Student Nutrition Programs are also looking to finish up the year on a strong note. Although there’s been many ‘twists and turns’ along the road, HFFT along with our partner schools continues to ensure our Healthy Food Bin programs remain safe and universally accessible to our Halton students.
Healthy Food Bins have become common place in schools over the past year. Bins are located in classrooms and/or key areas around the school to promote student access, appropriate physical distancing, minimized congregation and ensure safe controlled distribution.
The bins are filled with a variety of nutritious, pre-packaged, non-perishable food items that meet or exceed MCCSS Nutrition Guidelines.
In alignment with COVID guidelines, including visitor and volunteer access school principals, administrators and teachers have really stepped up to help support the execution of Healthy Food Bin programs on a weekly basis. One great example of that is Fiona Jameson, Senior Secretary at George Kennedy PS. Fiona has been a true leader ordering, filling and tracking the program all year long on top of her regular school duties and responsibilities. Thank you, Fiona! We salute all school volunteers that exist within the Halton school community.
If you have an example of a school volunteer who’s making a difference, please let us know we would love to hear all about it! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to share your story.
Furthermore, as Halton students start to return to extra curricular school activities, they need to have reliable access to nutritious food to help fuel their entire day. We also know that students are hungry for many different reasons. Snacks provided in the Healthy Food Bins are intended for ANY student that may need additional food to sustain them through a busy school day.
When we feed kids at school, we are offering them their best chance for success. We want kids to reach their full potential and lead healthy, active lives. Remember we are all in this together!