“Several studies show that nutritional status can directly affect mental capacity among school-aged children.”
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Ontario students will receive more milk through local school nutrition programs, thanks to a new partnership between Student Nutrition Ontario (SNO) and Dairy Farmers of Ontario (DFO), which launched Nov. 1, 2019.
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Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau announced the creation of a national food policy last week, including the first steps towards the creation of a National School Food Program.
Access to nutritious food is one of the largest barriers to education facing Canadian students. A National School Food Program will support the critical work of Student Nutrition Programs across the country. By providing healthy and nutritious meals and snacks to students, Student Nutrition programs allow students to focus and succeed in the classroom.
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No child should go hungry. But it’s only through the support of our partners that Student Nutrition Ontario can tackle the issue of child hunger in Ontario.
Partner Spotlight: Egg Farmers of Ontario
Starting in 2015, Egg Farmers of Ontario has generously been providing Student Nutrition Ontario with financial support, enabling nutrition programs to purchase millions of healthy (and delicious!) eggs.
Eggs are an egg-cellent source of protein, vitamins and minerals. And, they help keep students full and focused throughout the school day. A great big thank you to the Egg Farmers of Ontario for helping us keep children well-nourished, giving them the foundation they need to learn and thrive.
February 1 to 21, 2019