Student nutrition programs help create a healthy school nutrition environment. They are also a cost effective way to promote health and learning among the students. Evidence suggests there is a direct correlation between eating good nutrition and how the students perform at school.
Benefits for Students and Schools include:
- Provides nutrients and energy so that students are ready to learn and participate in school
- Better test scores in math, reading and science
- Positive social behaviours
- Creates healthier eating habits
- Students have healthier body weights
- Students are more alert
- Students miss less school
- Teachers can focus on educating
Benefits for the Parents include:
- Inclusive of all children
- Know their kids are eating healthy
- Role modelling nutritious snacking
Benefits for Volunteers include:
- Give back to their community
- Contribute to future generations
- More interactive with child’s school
Each student nutrition program is unique and a reflection of its community; they are operated in schools and community sites by volunteers and staff.
Look for opportunities to donate in more than 355 Ontario stores including Metro, Food Basics, Longo’s and participating independent grocery stores and markets between February 9th and 23rd, 2017. In western Canada, visit over 150 Save-On-Foods stores. All donations benefitting local student nutrition programs in the communities where the donations were made. You can also give online! You also help when you purchase the brands which are supporting Toonies for Tummies this year. See the full list here.
100% of proceeds raised from #Toonies4Tummies remain in the community in which they’re donated.
Our goal is to raise $850,000 during this two week campaign. Providing over 1.7 million health snacks and meals in schools across Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia.
feeding better futures!
We are a not-for-profit organization started in 1979 by leaders in Canada’s grocery industry. Our funding helps to ensure the 1.1 million school-aged children and youth who face food insecurity in communities across Canada have universal access to proper nutrition through student nutrition programs while at school.
*Adapted from the Ontario Student Nutrition Program (OSNP) and the Lambton Public Health website.