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Breakfast for Learning | March 2013
Breakfast for Learning

Are 1 in 7 Canadian kids on the road to failure by grade 3?

Children shouldn’t be so hungry at school that they can’t think properly.  Yet 1 in 7 Canadian kids live in poverty and are at risk of falling behind in school by grade 3.  A morning meal has been shown to improve a student’s concentration, reading achievement and success in class. More »

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Her mother's addiction left her starving.

"The world’s a cold place when you’re starving because your Mom spent her welfare cheque on drugs, not groceries.  You feel ill all the time, you struggle to stay awake or pay attention at school because you can't remember the last time you ate ..."  More »

Is Public Policy Aligning to Help Improve Children's Lives?

On the very same day that the Healthy Kids Panel and the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long Term Care released a report recommending universal school nutrition program for all publically funded schools in Ontario, and within all First Nations communities, Mr. Olivier De Schutter, Special Rapporteur on the Right to Food with the United Nations recommended to the UN General Assembly that Canada adopt a national food strategy.  More »

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