When the Toronto Marlies take to the ice on Wednesday, February 22nd, they will be battling more than just the Syracuse Crunch (Tampa Bay Lightning Affiliate); they will be assisting in the fight against child poverty as well.
Catherine Parsonage, Executive Director and CEO of Toronto Foundation for Student Success [TFSS], talks about the first time she went to a breakfast program and the importance of Student Nutrition Programs.
Child poverty is a growing problem in the classroom — and it's prompting Canada's largest school board to prepare a staggering 136,000 breakfasts and lunches for students each day.
The Toronto District School Board opened 140 new breakfast initiatives in 2016, bringing its total number of meal programs to 588.
But there are kids who continue to go hungry.
Students at the downtown school, along with five other alternative school locations, receive non-perishable food items over the course of the year thanks to the Blessings in a Backpack Program.
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 TFSS to help support Student Nutrition Programs in our city.
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.
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.
Dixon Grove Junior Middle School has just launched a lunch program run by volunteer parents and students who prepare the meals in a converted classroom now a kitchen. The program makes sure that students get proper cooked meals.
Province Expanding Student Nutrition Program to Help More Kids Get a Healthy Start
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.
The all-kindergarten school in Toronto’s Thorncliffe Park neighbourhood this fall needs to raise $140,000 a year for a meal program for 700 toddlers when it opens this fall.
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.
The Toronto weekly learns about TFSS and how Budget 2012 could impact programs for students
Director Sandra Best on the value of nutrition programs at TO Council.
CEO Catherine Parsonage defends nutrition programs during the 2012 Budget Debate.
Students gain life skills and confidence as part of middle-school program organized by the Toronto Foundation for Student Success and funded through the Toronto Community Foundation.
Half-million for hungry students. Local school asks students for sacrifice.
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