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Breakfast for Learning E-Newsletter: April 2015

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STORIES OF SUCCESS

Breakfast for Learning (BFL) helps ensure children across Canada attend school well nourished and ready to learn.  Throughout the year BFL receives messages from parents, students, educators and volunteers who remind us of the positive change that nutrition programs are making in the lives of children and school communities.  

Annual Report 2014

“I have seen an increase in smiles in both students and staff – friendships have blossomed, new skills have been learned and discussions about the importance of good nutrition now take place. Breakfast here at Minnekhada is not a solitary event – it is an activity that also supports good nutrition and is playing a significant role in each child’s social and emotional learning.”

-Community Programs Coordinator,

Minnekhada Middle School

Port Coquitlam, BC

Click here to read other success stories and achievements in the BFL annual report for fiscal year July 1, 2013 to June 30, 2014.    


THE RESULTS ARE IN: #FOODFIGHT WAS A HIT!

Over five days in March 2015, BFL started its second annual virtual foodfight on Facebook and Twitter to spark a conversation and raise awareness about child hunger in Canada.   

Most Canadians will be shocked to know that 1 in 6 Canadian children face hunger each year. While 97% of Canadians recognize that food consumption impacts a child’s ability to learn in the classroom, according to a recent Ipsos Reid poll conducted for Breakfast for Learning, only a minority (44%) know just how many students are going to school hungry in Canada. The #foodfight campaign was a chance for Canadians to learn about the reality of this issue and to join the fight against it.

Food Fight part 2

Over the course of the campaign, BFL made many new friends who helped reinforce the message that no student should go hungry in our country.  More than 6,600 Canadians from across the nation took part in #foodfight which resulted in over 380,000 total online impressions!

Click here to see the full #foodfight Impact Report.  

Thank you to the thousands of partners, supporters and influencers who took a stance and made their voices heard. The fight against child hunger is not over, so let’s keep the conversation going!  

 

 


FEATURED RECIPE: The BIG BREAKFAST Smoothie!

Savor every sip of this delicious and healthy smoothie. It is refreshing, tasty, and a great way to have 3 of the 4 food groups. Roll up your sleeves, get the kids involved, and have fun with this quick and easy recipe!      

Makes: 1 serving        Big Smmothie

Ingredients: 

1 cup of milk 
1 scoop yogurt
1 cup blueberries
1 banana
1 tablespoon each of granola, almonds and pecans
Dash of cinnamon and nutmeg

Directions:

Put all ingredients into blender and blend until smooth.  

                                          

There are many different ingredients you can use to make a delicious smoothie, so get creative! Here are some other items that you can add:

  • spinach
  • berries
  • peanut butter
  • mangoes 

Bon Appétit!

For more recipe ideas visit our Nutrition Corner at breakfastforlearning.ca.

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