Breakfast for Learning E-Newsletter: June 2014
CELEBRATING THE 2013/14 SCHOOL YEAR
As the school year comes to a close, Breakfast
for Learning (BFL) is celebrating the successes that we have achieved together.
From providing schools across Canada with vital nutrition program funding, to
spreading awareness of child hunger through our #FoodFight campaign, to working
with schools to ensure they have the resources they need to provide high
quality programs. We are proud of these accomplishments and, as supporters, you
should be too!
A huge thank you to all our corporate, foundation, monthly and individual donors who helped support Breakfast for Learning and nutrition programs across Canada! Your support enabled BFL to have the following impact:
Over the summer months, we will be working hard to ensure funding for nutrition programs is ready for September so students returning to school will have the healthly meals and snacks they need to help them thrive.
You can help Canadian children this upcoming 2014/15 school year by making a donation today. Together we can continue to transform children’s lives, nourishing their bodies
LIFE IS BETTER ON A FULL STOMACH
Featured on Calgary Shaw TV, this video highlights the amazing impact of a BFL funded student nutrition program at Chiila Elementary School. “Everyone just deals with life better when they are full and have a full stomach,” says Chef JP Gerritsen. We agree!
FEATURED RECIPE: FROZEN MONKEY POPS
Warm weather means cool treats! This healthy snack is easy to make and perfect for getting small hands involved in the kitchen at home. Kids can help by
peeling bananas, measuring ingredients and sprinkling cinnamon.
Makes: 4 snacks
Peanut butter* ½
Cinnamon 1 Tbsp
Granola ¾ Cup
- Cover a plate or baking sheet with wax or
- Peel bananas. Cut each banana in half, widthwise.
- Roll each banana half in yogurt or spread 1-2 Tbsp of peanut butter over
- Sprinkle with cinnamon.
- Sprinkle 2-3 Tbsp of granola over each banana,
allowing it to stick to the yogurt or peanut butter.
- Place each banana on top of the wax paper.
- Insert a chop stick/popsicle stick/wooden skewer
through each banana lengthwise.
- Place in the freezer for 3 hours or until frozen.
who may have peanut butter allergies, try a replacement made with soy,
sunflower seeds or other nut butters.
For more recipes, visit Breakfast for Learning’s Nutrition Corner.