Nourishing our Children
It’s simple: when children are hungry, they can’t focus, and if they can’t focus, they can’t learn. That’s why more than 750 school-based Student Nutrition Programs (SNPs) provide over 170,000 nutritious meals every school day. Here, students eat a healthy breakfast, lunch, or a snack so that they can focus on learning rather than hunger.
All students are offered a Morning Snack and Afternoon Snack, following Toronto Public Health policies. These nutrition breaks consist of 2 food groups and are distributed prior to the start of morning and afternoon recess. Snacks will be eaten in the classroom. During COVID-19 we will be following TPH policies as they apply to COVID-19. Foods are carefully selected by the nutrition program co-ordinators and follow recommendations from Canada's Food Guide.
- a serving of vegetables or fruit
- a serving of a whole wheat grain
- a serving of milk or alternative
Although we receive funding from provincial and municipal grants, these funds cover only a small percentage of the cost of running the program. ALL donations are welcome and greatly appreciated.
Common Food Items Include:
Whole Wheat Cheerios, Apples, Pears, Yogurt, Cheese, Whole Grain Rice Cakes, Mini Carrots, Cucumbers, Peppers
TDSB's statement on student nutrition: https://www.tdsb.on.ca/Elementary-School/Supporting-You/Student-Nutrition