Breakfast for Learning E-Newsletter: October 2015
Another School Year, Another
Opportunity to Feed Hungry Minds
Breakfast for Learning (BFL) would like to wish you all the best this
This is a particularly special time of year for us because we know that
with the generous support of our donors and community partners, BFL-funded
nutrition programs will have an incredible impact on the lives of hundreds of thousands
of students across the country. Throughout
the 2015/16 school year BFL funds will reach 238,853 children and provide over 40
million meals and snacks to fill bellies, fuel minds, and transform young
Here’s what one principal told us about the positive change that she has
seen in students:
“The attitudes of many students towards school and
learning appear much improved. Students appear happier and ready to learn. Over
the past couple of years our school has shown a steady improvement in student
achievement, which we directly attribute to nutrition programs offered at the
school.” - - Principal, Ontario
Thank you for continuing to make this kind of transformation possible in
the lives of kids across Canada. Your commitment
helps ensure that children and youth realize their full potential in the
classroom and in life.
BREAKFAST IDEAS TO HELP MAKE YOUR MORNINGS EASIER
Our Before the Bell recipe booklet was
such a hit last year that we brought it back again this
Mornings are a busy time for families so we are giving
you a hand with breakfast by offering five
irresistible and easy batch recipes that your kids will love! Our Before the Bell booklet features kid-friendly
recipes from Breakfast for Learning-funded nutrition programs. Every recipe is
dietitian-approved, loaded with healthy ingredients and easily made into
batches for nutritious breakfasts all week long.
Thank you to
everyone who has already downloaded a copy of the booklet. To download a copy, please visit breakfastforlearning.ca/beforethebell or click the button below. Also, don’t forget to continue sharing your
favorite breakfast recipes with us on Twitter and Facebook.
RECIPE: No-Bake Breakfast Bars
is easy to prepare the night before, and ready to cut and serve in the morning.
It is also a terrific snack option if
you want to simply refrigerate to grab-and-go all week long.
1 cup raisins
1 ½ cups of large flake oats
½ cup of chopped almonds (optional)
1 cup bran flakes
¼ cup liquid honey
¼ cup of peanut or almond butter or non-nut alternative
STEP 1: Toast oats, almonds and bran flakes in a
large, non-stick skillet over medium heat until light and golden (approximately
STEP 2: Blend and heat honey and nut butter in a
saucepan over a medium low heat until melted. Add raisins and stir. Pour into
oat mixture and mix well.
STEP 3: Press mixture into a well-greased, 9-inch
baking pan. Once it’s pressed into bars, refrigerate for at least an hour or
until it’s firm.
STEP 4: Cut into bars.
Store in the fridge for up to one week.
- Need a nut
butter alternative? Try substituting peanut butter with tasty, nut-free pea
- Serve with a
glass of low-fat milk and fresh fruit for a balanced breakfast.
For more recipe ideas visit our Nutrition Corner or download our Before the Bell recipe booklet at breakfastforlearning.ca.