A new study conducted of 5,000 9- to 11-year-olds demonstrates significant positive associations between breakfast consumption and educational outcomes.The research found that the odds of an above average Teacher Assessment score were up to twice as high for pupils who ate breakfast, compared with those who did not.
JAMA Pediatrics Editorials: breakfasts improving academic performance; school-based and home lunches
January's edition of JAMA Pediatrics includes two editorials on breakfasts improving academic performance and comparative qualities of school-based and home lunches.
Nutrition for Learning supports nutritious food programs for 14,000 students in 145 elementary and secondary schools in Waterloo Region. A new pilot project, a bulk-buying program, will buy and deliver food to 26 schools. By doing so, the organization shoulders some of the labour that can exhaust busy volunteers and staff at schools, and it gets a better price by buying in bulk.
Toronto’s Muslim Welfare Centre has led the trend of donating locally, after years of Islamic charities focusing on international aid. The Muslime Welfare Centre has donated $30,000 to the Toronto Foundation for Student Success to help support Student Nutrition Programs across Toronto.
Dr. Rosana Pellizzari, Medical Officer of Health for Peterborough City and County, writes about the importance of breakfast programs as an asset for all students that contributes to their health, academic and personal success.
NDP leadership candidate, Rachel Notley, said her government would immediately introduce a $60-million pilot program to feed Alberta’s poorest children. School teachers battle hunger in their classrooms every day because Alberta is the only province in Canada without a school breakfast and lunch program.
Canada’s Top 20 Under 20™ is Youth In Motion’s signature national program, which recognizes 20 young people across the country chosen by the Order of Canada for their exceptional leadership, innovation and achievements. Among the recipients are 3 outstanding teenage nutrition and education advocates.
Video produced by Toronto Publich Health highlighting the benefits of Student Nutrition Programs in Toronto.
Province Expanding Student Nutrition Program to Help More Kids Get a Healthy Start.
All schools in all provinces and territories should provide meal programs to help their students alleviate hunger and poor nutrition and to support their performance at school, The Conference Board of Canada recommends in a new report from its Centre for Food in Canada.
A report was released today by the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) based on a series of town hall meetings and online consultation held earlier this year on the topic: What makes Us Sick?
Included in the CMAs recommmendations: "That a national food security program be established to ensure equitable access to safe and nutritious food for all Canadians regardless of neighbourhood or income".
The government should begin discussions with the provincial and territorial ministers responsible for agriculture, education and health to develop a comprehensive pan-Canadian school nutrition initiative, and fully fund on-reserve aboriginal student meals.
New research suggests that minimizing the size of childrens' dishware and encouraging them to eat at more frequent intervals might help them consume less food.
This social impact analysis was conducted by Deloitte to help Share Our Strength achieve its goal of ending childhood hunger in the USA.
On January 16th City Councillors voted in favour of increasing their support for Student Nutrition Programs across the GTA by $1.48 million as part of $12 million in new spending.
The Boston Globe published an op-ed touting the need to strengthen programs in support of children, including Student Nutrition Programs, and outlining the strength of support they recieve from the voting public.
This week marks World Food Day and the International Day for Eradication of Poverty. Kirsty Duncan outlines Canada's failures to address child poverty at iPolitics.ca.
Breakfast Clubs of Canada Founder, and CCYNPN member, Daniel Germain was on CTV to talk about the need for a national nutrition program.
Organizations across Canada, including CCYPN members, are celebratingFeed Tomorrow, a week of raising awareness about child hunger. Next week, October 1-5, will see events and campaigns take place acrosss Canada. Check your local CCYNPN's website on the membership page for activities in your area.
The Guardian reports on concerns in Britain as budget cuts lead to 40% of local councils reporting a decrease in the number of breakfast clubs.
Etobicoke North MP Dr. Kirsty Duncan presents research and a solid policy outline in support of creating a national student nutrition program in an article at iPolitics.ca.
The Guelph Mercury spoke to local nutrition and child poverty advocates about the need for a national nutrition strategy in Canada.