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Study provides strongest evidence yet of a link between breakfast quality and educational outcomes

Posted 2015-11-27
Category Research

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.

 

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JAMA Pediatrics Editorials: breakfasts improving academic performance; school-based and home lunches

Posted 2015-01-23
Category Research

January's edition of JAMA Pediatrics includes two editorials on breakfasts improving academic performance and comparative qualities of school-based and home lunches.

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Food + giving = enthused students in Waterloo Region

Posted 2015-01-13
Category News Article

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.

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Toronto Star: Muslim charities look to give back locally

Posted 2015-01-06
Category Nutrition

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.

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The Importance of School Breakfast Programs

Posted 2014-09-11

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.​

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Alberta pledges $60 million to create school breakfast program

Posted 2014-09-11
Category News Article

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. 

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Canada’s Top 20 Under 20 Awards, presented by Youth in Motion

Posted 2014-06-05
Category News Article

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.

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Student Nutrition Programs in Toronto

Posted 2014-05-07
Category Nutrition

Video produced by Toronto Publich Health highlighting the benefits of Student Nutrition Programs in Toronto.

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Province Expanding Student Nutrition Program to Help More Kids Get a Healthy Start

Posted 2013-10-01
Category Nutrition

Province Expanding Student Nutrition Program to Help More Kids Get a Healthy Start.

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Enough for All: Household Food Security in Canada

Posted 2013-08-28
Category Research

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.

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CMA Recommends National Food Program

Posted 2013-07-30
Category Research

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".

 

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Canadian Children Still Hungry

Posted 2013-06-05
Category Government

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.

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Childhood obesity may be affected by dish size and frequency of meals

Posted 2013-04-10
Category Research

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.

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The Need for a National Student Nutrition Program

Posted 2013-03-20
Category Nutrition
Toronto Foundation for Student Success Executive Director Catherine Parsonage and Breakfast Clubs of Canada's Director of Development and Strategic Initiatives Lori Nikkel on the importance of having a Canadian Food Strategy.

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Ending Childhood Hunger: A social impact analysis

Posted 2013-03-08
Category Research

This social impact analysis was conducted by Deloitte to help Share Our Strength achieve its goal of ending childhood hunger in the USA.

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MP Kirsty Duncan to Minister of Finance: Plan to Improve Student Nutrition for 2013 Budget

Posted 2013-02-01
Category Government
Liberal MP Kirsty Duncan (Etobicoke North) wrote to the Minister of Finance asking him to meet with counterparts to improve student nutrition across the country.

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Good news for Student Nutrition Programs from City Hall!

Posted 2013-01-18
Category Government

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. 

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Canadian Food Strategy Consultation

Posted 2013-01-18
Category Administration
Breakfast for Learning (BFL) has been asked by The Conference Board of Canada  to participate in their Canadian Food Strategy Consultation and we have been further invited to have our broader BFL constituency group participate in the consultation process through your direct participation in an on-line consultation process.

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Student Nutrition and the US Election

Posted 2012-11-07
Category News Article

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.

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Child Poverty in Canada on the Occasion of World Food Day

Posted 2012-10-16
Category Government

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.

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Daniel Germain Talks Student Nutrition on CTV

Posted 2012-10-09
Category News Article

Breakfast Clubs of Canada Founder, and CCYNPN member, Daniel Germain was on CTV to talk about the need for a national nutrition program.

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Canada Celebrates Feed Tomorrow October 1-5, 2012

Posted 2012-09-27
Category News Article

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.

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UK Activists Speak Up As Breakfast Clubs are Closed

Posted 2012-09-17
Category News Article

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.

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Dr. Kirsty Duncan on Canada's Student Nutrition Policy

Posted 2012-09-13
Category Government

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.

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Guelph Activists Call for National Nutrition Program

Posted 2012-09-10
Category News Article

The Guelph Mercury spoke to local nutrition and child poverty advocates about the need for a national nutrition strategy in Canada.

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