This past week Joann from "Women in Real Life", had the good fortune of interviewing Swaizie, a SSTC (Specialized School To Community program) student in Grade 12 at Fort Erie Secondary School.
Meet Swaizie, she is the manager of her school's breakfast program. Swaizie, along with other students in the SSTC program, serve breakfast to 30 students each morning at school.
Her team is responsible for constructing the grocery list, organizing the food, and preparing the snacks served each morning. These students are learning well beyond the usual arithmetic, reading, and writing... they are learning valuable life skills.
This program helps kids get excited about food, teaches them about healthy eating, they are given the chance to consider and appreciate new healthy nutrition options.
To learn more about the unique culinary program FESS offers to their students and to the public via Ontario's only student-run restaurant, watch the video below.
Students feeding students and the community.
Swaizie hopes to inspire her peers to spread the word about the need for proper nutrition. We look forward to her presentation on Student Nutrition and the impact it has on school-aged children at the Agents of Change Summit on February 8th in Toronto.