At the Breakfast Club of Canada, we believe that children and youth are entitled to a healthy breakfast every morning before school. Whether it involves establishing a new breakfast program or strengthening an existing one, we provide schools with the necessary funds, kitchen equipment, training, tools and food donations. We listen to your needs and are ready to discuss various options with you. Our program can be adapted to fit your school’s specific requirements. The choice is yours: hot or cold breakfast, served in a classroom or a space reserved exclusively for your program.
We emphasize the importance of community commitment and give every person involved an opportunity to grow by owning his or her share of responsibilities.
WHO CAN APPLY?
The Club accepts applications year-round from schools, school boards, and community organizations seeking funding for breakfast programs offered to school-aged children and youth during the school year. Applicants must respect the following criteria. Grants are open to both new and existing programs.
BUILD A SUSTAINABLE FOUNDATION
– Offer breakfast every school day*
– Ensure the breakfast club is universal by encouraging the participation of all students*
– Ensure a system is in place to provide financial accountability and sustainability*
NOURISH HEALTHY EATING HABITS
– Offer a nutritious menu that includes food choices consistent with Eating Well with Canada’s Food Guide and provincial or territorial school food and nutrition policies*
– Ensure the breakfast menu includes a minimum of three food groups per day including a serving of fruit or vegetables and a serving of milk or milk alternatives*
– Allow adequate time for students to eat and encourage them to be attentive to their fullness cues*
– Promote healthy eating through positive role modeling and food and nutrition education*
CREATE A SAFE PHYSICAL AND SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT
– Operate in a location that is safe, universally accessible, and welcoming*
– Prepare, store, and serve food and beverages using safe food handling practices in accordance with provincial/territorial regulations and local public health agencies*
– Respect and comply with existing school board health, safety, and anaphylaxis policies*
PROVIDE A CHILD AND YOUTH FOCUSED BREAKFAST CLUB
– Welcome and respect every student*
– Offer a menu that is culturally appropriate and that accommodates the individual needs of students with food sensitivities*
ENGAGE THE WHOLE SCHOOL COMMUNITY
– Promote the program within the entire community to ensure students and their families are aware of its existence*
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relevant to your application for funding.