Food for Learning

  • A Healthy Start For Healthy Minds

    Food for Learning provides food to over 10,000 local children each school year, in the form of a balanced breakfast, healthy snack or nutritious lunch. Schools within the Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board; the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board; Conseil des Ecoles Publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario; and the Quinte Mohawk School are offering student nutrition programs daily.

    Food for Learning is a source of administrative, financial and organizational support for schools offering student nutrition programs. Food for Learning, the education sector and the community at large are working together to meet our goal of providing food to all children who are in need of a supplement to their daily nutritional intake, whether it is one day of the school year or every day.

    Spring 2017 issue of Food for Learning’s newsletter, An Apple a Day (Pdf)

    Schools who choose to offer a healthy snack program provide snack options to children who may need a supplement to their meals. In most schools, a bin of healthy snacks is placed in each classroom, which the children can access through the classroom teacher. In some cases, the bin is kept in a central location (the office, resource room, guidance, etc.) where the students can drop by and get a healthy snack when required.

    Lunch programs are provided in schools where there is a need to feed children midday. Everyday there are children who are attending school without a lunch or sometimes, they forget their lunch. These schools ensure

    that these children are provided with a healthy lunch to ensure that their energy level and ability to focus is maintained throughout the school day.

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    Why Offer Student Nutrition Programs?

    Over 30% of elementary school students and over 60% of secondary school students attend school without eating breakfast. Numerous studies have proven that when children are provided with the proper nutrition, there is an impact on their cognition, behavior and academic performance. These studies have produced evidence that poorly nourished children do not make the same intellectual and social gains in a learning environment. Children with poor eating habits can exhibit low energy, are late or absent more frequently, may be more prone to be apathetic, disinterested, irritable, have poor concentration, low self-esteem and poorer social skills.

    It is our desire that each child is attending school with the same opportunities for learning and social development. The Food for Learning Committee works directly with the school community to determine the needs of the children in each participating school.

    Types of Student Nutrition Programs

    Each school determines which type of program they would like to offer: a breakfast program, healthy snack program or lunch program.

    The breakfast programs involve volunteers who go to the school each morning to prepare and serve breakfast to the children who attend. There are no requirements for attending a breakfast club, no questions asked. Any child who wishes to drop in for breakfast is welcome.

    Schools who choose to offer a healthy snack program provide snack options to children who may need a supplement to their meals. In most schools, a bin of healthy snacks is placed in each classroom, which the children can access through the classroom teacher. In some cases, the bin is kept in a central location (the office, resource room, guidance, etc.) where the students can drop by and get a healthy snack when required.

    Lunch programs are provided in schools where there is a need to feed children midday. Everyday there are children who are attending school without a lunch or sometimes, they forget their lunch. These schools ensure that these children are provided with a healthy lunch to ensure that their energy level and ability to focus is maintained throughout the school day.

    Make a Donation

    Thank you to all schools, The Greek Banquet Hall, individuals and businesses who generously supported our 10th Annual Student Benefit Auction! Thank you to the Students and staff from St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School & Quinte Secondary School for your delicious catering!
    Thank you to Maynooth Public School for providing financial support for this event! And many thanks to our event sponsors…

    Vounteers Are Needed

    You could help impact the daily lives of children and youth by ensuring that they have the nourishment they need to learn and succeed. Schools throughout Hastings and Prince Edward counties NEED volunteers to help them with their breakfast programs! Volunteers are need to deliver groceries, prepare and serve food to children, assist with program logistics and so much more!

    For more information please contact

    Vicky Struthers, Community Development Coordinator vstruthers@hpedsb.on.ca

    Whether you have time just one morning a week or several, you can help make a difference!

    Food for Learning had a very busy year feeding OVER 1 MILLION meals and snacks to local students! This would not have been possible without dedication of volunteers, donors and supporters.

    On behalf of the Food for Learning Steering Committee and The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation, THANK YOU!!!

    Feed The Meter 2015

    Food for Learning’s 2015 Feed the Meter Campaign raised a grand total of $29,163.20!

    A big thank you to all of those who supported the 7th Feed the Meter Campaign. Feed the Meter would not have been possible without the support of the many campaign sponsors and the support of the Mayors, Councils and DBIAs of Belleville, Quinte West and Prince Edward County.

    Food for Learning programs throughout Hastings and Prince Edward Counties will use these additional funds to purchase food! All funds raised in a specific community will be shared among the schools in that community. Thank you for your generous support! A special thank you to all of our sponsors, the community and each municipality.

    Special Project Funding

    Food for Learning primarily provides funding for student nutrition programs (breakfast, lunch, snack), however, we recognize that there are many other food related activities that occur during the school year, each benefiting students by providing nutrition.

    Food for Learning will now accept applications for funding to support projects/events hosted by local schools.

    The focus of this funding is to explore innovative projects/events/activities that promote the mission of Food for Learning and will provide nutrition to students in an effort to enhance learning.

    Special Project funding request form (Pdf)

    Say YES to Good Food in Schools

    Will you Say YES to Good Food in Schools?

    Say YES to Good Food in Schools photos

    Mandy Savery-Whiteway
    Director of Education
    Rotary Club

    Quinte Sunrise

    Tracy McMurray

    Ministry of Children & Youth Services

    Mady Savery-WhitewayRotary ClubTracy McMurray
    Students

    Coe Hill School

    Bancroft Acting Sargent Boyd Croghan

    Bancroft Fire Chief Pat Hoover

    The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation Board of Directors
    Coe Hill studentsFire ChiefLearning Foundation Board of Directors

    Geoff Cudmore, Chair of The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation has said YES and you could too! Throughout the South East region of Ontario, people are speaking out and showing their support for good food in Student Nutrition Programs.

    We want you to Say YES to Good Food in Schools by taking a photo with a Say YES speech bubble.

    For more information on how you can support Say YES to Good Food in Schools, please contact 613-966-1170 ext. 2378.

    #SayYEStoGoodFoodinSchools

    Geoff Cudmore, Chair of The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation

  • 2015-2016 Student Nutrition Program Contributors & Supporters ($500 +)

    Food for Learning is very grateful for the generosity of our Hastings and Prince Edward communities. A very long list of individuals, businesses and organizations have made contributions that help to make our programs possible. Every donation is important – thank you to all of our supporters.

    THANK YOU REID’S DAIRY

    Reid’s Dairy continues to be one of Food for Learning’s largest donors. Breakfast programs throughout Hastings and Prince Edward counties are receiving milk compliments of Reid’s Diary, who want to ensure that students participanting in Food for Learning programs have access to the dairy products that they need to grow and thrive. Our sincere appreciation for caring about the children in our community.

  • Participating Schools

    HASTINGS AND PRINCE EDWARD DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

    Elementary Schools

    Athol-South Marysburgh Public School

    Bayside Public School

    Bird’s Creek Public School

    Breadner Elementary School

    C.M.L. Snider School

    Coe Hill School

    College Street Public School

    Deseronto Public School

    Earl Prentice Public School

    Foxboro Public School

    Frankford Public School

    Harmony Public School

    Harry J. Clarke Public School

    Hermon Public School

    Hillcrest School

    Kente Public School

    Madoc Public School

    Madoc Township Public School

    Marmora Senior Public School

    Massassaga-Rednersville Public School

    Maynooth Public School

    North Trenton Public School

    Park Dale School

    Pinecrest Memorial Elementary

    Prince Charles School (Belleville)

    Prince Charles Public School (Trenton)

    Prince of Wales Public School

    Queen Elizabeth School (Belleville)

    Queen Elizabeth School (Picton)

    Queen Victoria School

    Sir John A. MacDonald School

    Sophiasburgh Central School

    Stirling Public School

    Susanna Moodie Elementary School

    Tweed Elementary School

    Tyendinaga Public School

    V.P. Carswell Elementary School

    York River Public School

    Secondary Schools

    Bayside Secondary School

    Centennial Secondary School

    Centre Hastings Secondary School

    Moira Secondary School

    North Hastings High School

    Prince Edward Collegiate Institute

    Quinte Secondary School

    Trenton High School

    Alternative Education Programs

    C.H.A.P

    HOPE

    P.A.S.S. (Belleville)

    S.H.A.P.E. (Belleville)

    ALGONQUIN AND LAKESHORE CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

    Elementary Schools

    Georges Vanier Catholic School

    Holy Name of Mary Catholic School

    Holy Rosary Catholic School

    Our Lady of Fatima Catholic School

    Our Lady of Mercy Catholic School

    Sacred Heart Catholic School (Batawa)

    Sacred Heart Catholic School (Marmora)

    St. Carthagh Catholic School

    St. Gregory Catholic School

    St. Joseph Catholic School

    St. Mary Catholic School (Read)

    St. Mary Catholic School (Trenton)

    St. Michael Catholic School

    St. Peter Catholic School

    St. Paul Intermediate

    Secondary Schools

    Nicholson Catholic College

    St. Paul Catholic

    St. Theresa Catholic Secondary School

    Alternative Education Programs

    Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education (Belleville)

    Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education (Picton)

    Loyola School of Adult and Continuing Education (Trenton)

    Conseil des Écoles Publiques de l’Est de l’Ontario

    École élémentaire publique Cité Jeunesse

    École secondaire Marc-Garneau

    Other Schools

    Quinte Mohawk School

    Totahne Language Nest

    Kawenna’on:we Primary Immersion

    Community Partners

    Abigail’s Learning Centre

    Prince Edward Learning Centre

    Quantum

    Quinte West Youth Centre

  • Steering Committee

    Lucille Kyle (Chair), Trustee, Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board

    Jim Kennelly, (Vice-Chair) Retired Educator

    Beverly Bell-Rowbotham, Data Analysis Coordinator, Hastings and Prince Edward

    Cherie Hardie, Food & Logistics Coordinator – South East Region

    Corrina Massey, Principal Coe Hill School – Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board

    Darcey French, Principal St. Mary Trenton – Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board

    David DeMille, Lawyer – Templeman Menninga LLP

    Elaner Pound, Program Coordinator, Harmony Public School, Retired Teacher

    Hilary Tugwood, Community Living – Lead, Person-Directed Planning & Quality Enhancement

    Jan Simpson, Retired Educator

    Jennine Seaman, MHSc, RD Registered Dietitian, Health Promotion

    John Brisbois, Trustee, Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board

    Kellie Brace, Student Nutrition Program Coordinator

    Kevin Vance, Vance Motors

    Maribeth deSnoo, Executive Director, The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation

    Nikki Roy, Curriculum Coordinator, HPEDSB

    Susan Sweet, Retired Educator

    Terri Slack, Superindendent Algonquin & Lakeshore Catholic District School Board

    Tonia Shelmerdine, Vice Principal Queen Elizabeth School (Picton) Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board

    Vicky Struthers, Community Development Coordinator

    The Food for Learning Steering Committee was established to provide funding and support to student nutrition programs

    within Hastings & Prince Edward Counties.

    The mandate the Food for Learning Steering Committee is:

    • to provide a central forum where schools with identified needs can share information and discuss ideas
    • and concerns relating to student nutrition programs
    • to provide a mechanism to receive financial assistance and allocate support to student nutrition programs
    • where appropriate
    • to facilitate co-ordination of current and future initiatives related to student nutrition.

    The objectives of the Food for Learning Steering Committee are:

    • to provide a source of nutrition to those students who are in need of a supplement to their diet
    • to strive at all times to ensure the dignity of students who access the program

  • Coordinator Resources

    Nutrition ResourcesFundraisingProgram Funding
    Nutrition Workshop (Pdf)

    Recipes for Student Nutrition Programs (Pdf)

    Menu ideas

    Breakfast Programs

    Snack Programs

    Lunch Programs

    Canada’s Food Guide

    MCYS Nutrition Guidelines

    VIDEO: Refresh! Revised Guidelines for Ontario’s Student Nutrition Program

    Nutrition Guidelines (full document – English) (Pdf)

    Nutrition Pocket Guidelines (English) (Pdf)

    Nutrition Guidelines (full document -French) (Pdf)

    Nutrition Pocket Guidelines (French) (Pdf)

    First Nations SNP Resource Guide (Pdf)

    Sample Menus

    Breakfast (Pdf)

    Snack (Pdf)

    Lunch (Pdf)

    Why is fundraising necessary when MCYS provides provincial funding? (Pdf)

    Fundraising Tips (Pdf)

    Ideas for fundraising activities for your school’s Food for Learning programs (Pdf)

    Successful fundraising stories from schools within Hastings and Prince Edward counties (Pdf)

    What do we do with the money we raise at our school? (Pdf)

    Samples of Fundraising Letters

    Sample 1

    Sample 2

    Sample ad for school newsletters (Pdf)

    How can our Food for Learning funding be spent?

    How do we access the funds alloted to our school?

    What if our program requires new equipment?

    What can we do if our program runs out of money before the end of the year?

    How to create a budget for your Food for Learning programs (Pdf)

    Program ReportsHelpful HintsForms

    MONTHLY SUMMARIES

    How to Complete your Monthly Summary (Pdf)

     

    To help you keep track of your monthly data, try using these handy TRACKING SHEETS (Pdf)

     

    MONTHLY SUMMARY (ON-LINE)

    PLEASE CLICK THE IMAGE TO ACCESS WEBTRACKER

    Tracker

     

    Due Dates 2016-2017

    Volunteer Resources

    Volunteer Recruitment Tips (Pdf)

    Volunteer Ad (Pdf)

    *Volunteer Flyer* (Pdf)

    Volunteer Registration Form (Pdf)

    Volunteer Contact Sheet (Pdf)

    Volunteer Checklist (Pdf)

    Volunteer Statement of Confidentiality (Pdf)

    Volunteer Photo Consent Form (Pdf)

    Volunteer Schedule (Pdf)

    Volunteer Recruitment

    Sample letter to Parents (doc)

    Sample ad for school newsletters (Pdf)

    Safe Food Handling (Pdf)

    MSDS – Viper full strength (Pdf)

    MSDS – Viper diluted (Pdf)

    MCYS Program Guidelines – 2014 (Pdf)

    Wholesale Purchasing Order Forms

    Campbellford Wholesale (Pdf)

    Tony Deodato & Sons (Pdf)

    Deli & Speciality Foods (North Hastings) (Pdf)

    Buy Local!

    List of local food producers

    Harvest Hastings – a complete list of farmers in Hastings County

    Food for Learning Receipt Submission Form (Pdf)

    Food for Learning Emergency Funding Request (Pdf)

    Food for Learning Equipment Request (Pdf)

    Health Safety Self Inspection Form (Pdf)

    Student Interview (Pdf)

    Sample Menu Template (Pdf)

    Thank You Card (Pdf)

    2016-2017 Cheat Sheets

    SAY YES TO GOOD FOOD IN SCHOOLS – Resources:

    Say Yes Speech Bubble 1 (Pdf)

    Say Yes Speech Bubble 2 (Pdf)

    Say Yes Speech Bubble 3 (Pdf)

    Say Yes Speech Bubble 4 (Pdf)

    Say Yes Speech Bubble 5 (Pdf)

    Say Yes Speech Bubble 6 (Pdf)

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Contact Us

Kellie Brace

(Coordinator)
Phone: (613) 966-1170, x2232

Toll Free: 1 800 267-4350
Fax: (613) 968-1038
Email:kbrace@hpedsb.on.ca

Vicky Struthers

(Community Development Coordinator)

Phone: (613) 966-1170, x2378
Email: vstruthers@hpedsb.on.ca

Cherie Hardie

(Food & Logistics Coordinator)

Phone: (613) 966-1170, x2377
Email: chardie@hpedsb.on.ca
Lucille Kyle

(Chair)
Email: lkyle@hpedsb.on.ca
Mailing Address:

Food for Learning
c/o The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation
156 Ann Street
Belleville, Ontario K8N 3L3

2016-2017 Food For Learning Registration

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Schools within Hastings and Prince Edward counties who wish to offer Food for Learning programs are required to complete registration through Web Tracker.

ATTENTION PRINCIPALS: Your funding allotment will be calculated, and communicated to you, following the completion of your registration through Web Tracker.

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