Breakfast programs ensure that all students have reliable access to nutritious food in a safe and supportive environment, in order to positively impact health and learning.

PURPOSE

More Reasons Than You Might Think

There are many other reasons besides poverty why a child might not eat breakfast at home.

Long bus ride to school

Rushed morning routine

Lack of healthy food choices

Lack of appetite

Extracurricular activities

Family emergencies

PRINCIPLES

Our Guiding Principles

  • Give access to a healthy breakfast in a warm, inviting setting every day.
  • Be available to all students at the elementary and high school level.
  • Have every breakfast served by welcoming and attentive adults.
  • Encourage students to volunteer their time to develop life skills, leadership acumen and self-confidence.

TAILOR MADE

Adaptived to School’s Realities

Solutions for Diverse Needs

  • Create nutritious, varied and culturally adapted menus in line with Canada’s Food Guide.
  • Serve hot or cold menus in the dining area or classroom, according to each school’s preferences.

Adapted to Community Realities

  • Build community capacity through training, skill sharing and food procurement strategies.
  • Encourage dialogue. In collaboration with Breakfast Club staff, about traditional foods and incorporating local products in menus.
  • Establish discounts on food prices due to local partnerships.
  • Improve access to nutrition through regional bulk-buying groups and centralized storage facilities.

FRAMEWORK

A Helping Hand for School Breakfast Programs

Food Donations

Increase food variety, help stretch funding dollars and improve efficiency of the regional food distribution system

Equipment & Funding

Provide required equipment and financial support

Support & Training

Enable mentorship, workshops, volunteering and resources

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