Breakfast Programs Urged For Every School
Toronto Public Health has issued the Nourishing Young Minds report calling for Student Nutrition Programs (SNPs) in all schools across Canada’s largest city. While funding for SNPs in Toronto has grown by 52% since 2005, the number of participants has grown by 86%. The city’s medical officer of health, Dr. David McKeown, is urging a pragmatic, planned, staged and managed approach to rolling out SNPs across the city over a five year period, starting with the neediest schools.
Read the full report: Nourishing Young Minds (PDF).
Read a review of the report by Dr. David McKeowan, Medical Officer of Health (PDF).
Student Nutrition Programs provide over 147,000 meals to hungry students each school day with over 600 breakfast, lunch and snack programs. This report is an evaluation of the program’s implementation across seven specific sites to gain an in-depth understanding of its strengths and areas for improvement and to determine the impact of the program on student health, behaviour, attendance, attention, and achievement.
Read the full report here: Feeding Our Future: The first- and second-year evaluation (PDF).