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For some the 2018/2019 school year has meant the beginning of their ‘school years’, for others a return to a familiar place, albeit in a new grade, and for others, a transition year either from elementary into secondary school or a last year in high school as they look to a future in post secondary.
Prior to the launch of our 2017 Toonies for Tummies campaign, one of our influencers, Melanie from MBA MamaMusings, had a chance to talk with Nicola Lyle, Regional Manager for the Central East Student Nutrition Program. Nicola had a number of interesting things to share about The Grocery Foundation and the #Toonies4Tummies program.
How Toonies for Tummies Directly Impacts a Community
Kellie Brace, Nutrition Program Coordinator atThe Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation, spoke with one of our 2017 #Toonies4Tummies influencers, Akheela fromCreate With Mom, upon the completion of the campaign. Kellie shared how the funding from the Toonies for Tummies campaign has directly impacted their local community.
All students can benefit from Student Nutrition Programs!
Several years ago the Student Nutrition Program at my children’s school stopped serving food. The program suddenly found itself without a coordinator, and with a number of parents who felt it was unnecessary, it seemed like the breakfast program was going to end. As a teacher who was on maternity leave with my 3rd child, this was very upsetting to me as I had experienced first hand what it’s like to teach students who don’t have enough fuel to get through their day. I hadn’t planned on coordinating a Student Nutrition Program but I just couldn’t stand by and let the program fall apart. So I volunteered for the job!