Breakfast for Learning E-Newsletter: April 2015
STORIES OF SUCCESS
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.
“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.
will be shocked to know that 1 in 6 Canadian children face hunger each
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.
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!
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
1 cup of milk
1 scoop yogurt
1 cup blueberries
1 tablespoon each of granola, almonds and pecans
Dash of cinnamon and nutmeg
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:
For more recipe ideas
visit our Nutrition Corner at breakfastforlearning.ca.