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With the generous support of the Child Nutrition Network and the Grand Erie District School Board, we were able to renovate a room in the school into our nutrition program kitchen. Every morning at 8 a.m. parent volunteers and their children arrive to prepare and distribute the food for the day. This program would not happen without their enthusiastic support.
Each serving includes a dairy product (i.e. yogurt, cheesestring), a grain (i.e. crackers, mixed cereal, muffin, whole wheat bun) and a fruit (i.e. apple, banana, clementine orange, grapes, juice) or a vegetable (i.e. cucumber slices, raw carrots). A container filled with food is delivered to each classroom and as children get settled for a day of learning, staff and students are encouraged to help themselves to a delicious and nutritious start to the day.
Our nutrition program is organized and run by parent, Mrs. S. Fehr, who is always looking for more enthusiastic volunteers. Please call the school office, at 519-688-2110, if you are interested in helping out.