Breakfast for Learning E-Newsletter: March 2016
FEEDING CHILDREN. CHANGING LIVES.
We're nearing the end of the 2015/16 school year and thanks to our donors 238,853 children enjoyed over 40 million meals and snacks across Canada.
"The breakfast program positively impacts so many children on a daily basis. There is one girl who comes from a tough environment. At first she was withdrawn and behind in most subjects. We introduced her to our breakfast program where we saw significant changes. She shows up every morning so she can start her day off right. She is now always smiling and states how much she loves school, which has resulted in her excelling academically. I know that our breakfast program played an important part in this transformation."
-Teacher, Elementary School, AB
Thank you for making a difference in a child's life! For more information please visit us at www.breakfastforlearning.ca
#FOODFIGHT IS BACK
March is Nutrition Month in Canada, when Canadians are encouraged to eat healthy meals and learn more about nutrition. But not everyone in Canada has access to the food they need...including children.
Did you know:
- Most Canadians (56%) underestimate just how widespread child hunger is.*
- One million Canadian children - that's 1 in 6 - face hunger every year.*
- 1/3 of all food bank users are children.*
- 30% of Canadians are personally aware of a child who relies on food provided at school.*
You can make a difference! From March 21st to March 25th, Breakfast for Learning will be throwing some virtual food and facts on Twitter and Facebook and we want YOU to
join us! Mark your calendar now for our third-annual #foodfight. Help us raise awarness about the issue and bring nutritious meals and snacks to children in schools across Canada.
With your help, we will help ensure that every child has access to the food they need to nurture their education - and reach their full potential. Together let's put an end to child hunger in Canada!
*Ipsos Reid survey, 2015
*PROOF Research to identify policy options to reduce food insecurity. (2013). Household Food Insecurity in Canada.
FEATURED RECIPE: AN EGG-CELLENT WAY TO START YOUR DAY!
We want you to have the best start to your day and what better way than to share with you a delicious recipe.
Time to cook: 5 min
1/4 tsp (1.25 mL) each salt and pepper
2 tbsp (30 mL) butter
1 cup (250 mL) drained and rinsed canned black beans
2 tbsp (30 mL) lime juice
4 large whole grain flour tortillas, warmed
1/2 cup (125 mL) prepared tomato salsa
2 tbsp (30 mL) chopped fresh cilantro
1/2 cup (125 mL) shredded cheddar cheese
STEP 1: Whisk eggs with salt and pepper. In a large nonstick skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat; pour in egg mixture. Cook, stirring, until egg mixture starts to form soft curds, about 3 to 5 minutes.
STEP 2: Using potato masher, mash beans with lime juice. Arrange tortillas on clean work surface; spread mached beans down along centre of each tortilla. Top evenly with salsa, scrambled eggs, cilantro adn chesse. Fold up bottom of tortillas over filling, then fold in sides and toll tightly
If desired, add 1 tbsp (15 mL) guacamole to each burrito or some avocado slices.
For more recipe ideas
visit our Nutrition Corner at breakfastforlearning.ca.