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 - currently not operating due to COVID-19

Morning Meal Program

Due to the pause of our breakfast program, at the beginning of each school day every class at Blake is provided with a morning meal from 8:30-8:50 during morning announcements and attendance (Kindergarten classes typically eat their morning meal 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 bring up their bin at the beginning of the day. 

Monetary donations to the Morning Meal Program are also always welcome - 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 2021-2022

 

September 2021 Morning Meal Menu

 

School Year 2020-2021

April 2021 Morning Meal Menu

March 2021 Morning Meal Menu

February 2021 Morning Meal Menu

December 2020 Morning Meal Menu

 

School Year 2019-2020

January 2020 Morning Meal Menu (Kindergarten)

January 2020 Morning Meal Menu (grades 1-6)

December 2019 Morning Meal Menu (Kindergarten)

December 2019 Morning Meal Menu (grades 1-6)