A student nutrition program is a breakfast, snack or lunch program offered to all children in schools. Student nutrition programs promote healthy eating and provide a positive social atmosphere for all students and staff. Provincial funding can provide up to 15 percent of the overall cost of the program. Local communities must contribute to the remaining cost through fundraising and partnership development. The Child Nutrition Network works with local programs to obtain the additional funds from sources such as parents, service clubs, and corporations.
Child Nutrition Network
The Child Nutrition Network (CNN) is a local partnership including Haldimand Norfolk R.E.A.C.H, the Haldimand-Norfolk Health Unit and community members that supports student nutrition programs in our area. This group is responsible for organizing a student nutrition program kickoff event at the start of the year, some fundraising, planning a volunteer recognition event, volunteer training and making a bi-annual newsletter. View the HN Reach website for more information.
The student nutrition programs are 100% volunteer run, and are responsible for purchasing food, planning the menu, making the food, cleaning up, and fundraising. These programs are visited by a Community Development Worker to assess how the program is running.
Questions on Healthy Eating?
Call a Haldimand-Norfolk Public Health Dietitian at: 519-426-6170 or 905-318-6623 or call Eat Right Ontario at: 1-877-510-5102.
- Student Nutrition Program
- Student Nutrition Program Guidelines
- Safe Food Handling Practices for Student Nutrition Programs