The Student Nutrition Snack Program is back at Agnes G. Hodge School again this year! It is being served 5 days a week, in the mornings just before the children begin class.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

It only takes a couple of hours each day to help cut and prepare snacks for the following day. If you are unable to help during school hours, jobs such as menu planning, and shopping can be done on the evenings or on weekends.

DONATIONS

  • plastic spoons
  • napkins
  • Cheerios, Shreddies, or Cornflakes cereal (only the three listed cereals are permitted)

WHY A STUDENT NUTRITION PROGRAM?

Studies show that children and youth who are well nourished perform better at school and are able to concentrate longer. Student nutrition programs are more than just a stopgap measure for relieving hunger; they are beneficial in many ways. Student nutrition programs help:

  • Contribute to a child's overall heath
  • Improve students' cognitive performance and their educational achievement
  • Improve classroom behaviour
  • Students learn the importance of healthy eating
  • Fosters a sense of community by providing a way to involve the parents of school children and other agencies.

DID YOU KNOW?

According to the Student Health Survey in 2009, Brant, Haldimand, Norfolk,

  • 42 % of students report they do not eat in the morning every day?
  • 36% of students do not eat the recommended 3 servings or more of milk products daily?
  • 45 % of students do not eat the recommended minimum 5 servings daily of fruit and vegetables?

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

  • Become a Volunteer. It only takes a few hours to help prep.
  • FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS. It costs approximately $191.00 per student per year to offer 5 days a week. Our program is partially funded by Brant Food for Thought and Breakfast for Learning. However, these grants do not cover the entire program costs. Any and all financial donations are gratefully appreciated.