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