Nutrition Programs

Blake's Nutrition Programs

At Blake we are very fortunate to have a comprehensive nutrition program to support our students. The TDSB remains firmly committed to nutrition programs, and more information can be found at TDSB Nutrition Programs. All of our menus meet the nutrition guidelines set out by the Ontario Ministry of Education's Policy/Program Memorandum No. 150 and Toronto Public Health


Breakfast Program

Our breakfast program is provided in our gym every morning from 7:50 - 8:15 a.m. Students have a nutritious meal provided and served in conjunction with our partners from Bosley Real Estate's Danforth Branch. Each weekday two Bosley staff work in conjunction with our breakfast coordinator, Maria Liantziris, to welcome the students and provide them with a delicious breakfast. Our menu is available here Breakfast Menu. Students should enter the breakfast program (with or without their caregivers) via the outside south doors of the gym - accessed via the walkway on the north side of the staff parking lot.

Morning Meal Program

At the beginning of each school day every class at Blake is provided with a morning meal at 9:15 am (kindergarten classes typically eat their morning meal during or after their OPAL time outside). This year the program is consistent for JK-6. A morning meal always consists of a grain item, a protein item, and a fruit or vegetable. Zainab Abowath and Dwight Williams prepare the meal, and teachers send students to pick up their bin. 

Monetary donations to the Morning Meal Program are also always encouraged - nutrition envelopes are sent home once or twice a year for contributions, and the minimum recommended contribution is $30 a year per child. Our first nutrition envelopes usually go home in early November, and donations over $10 can be accompanied by paperwork to receive a tax receipt. Our nutrition program is partially funded by provincial and municipal nutrition grants, as well as a $10,000 grant from President's Choice Children's Charities

Below are copies of our monthly morning meal menus:


School Year 2023 - 2024

February 2024 Morning Meal Menu

January 2024 Morning Meal Menu

December 2023 Morning Meal Menu

November 2023 Morning Meal Menu

October 2023 Morning Meal Menu

September 2023 Morning Meal Menu

School Year 2022 2023

June 2023 Morning Meal Menu

May 2023 Morning Meal Menu

April 2023 Morning Meal Menu

March 2023 Morning Meal Menu

February 2023 Morning Meal Menu

January 2023 Morning Meal Menu