Kids Eat Smart Foundation is a registered charity that works to provide children throughout the province with access to nutritious food so they may attend school well nourished and ready to learn. We depend on National, Provincial and community partners for funding. Every day we serve over 22,000 meals to school aged children in this province and without the support of our partners this would not be possible. The generous contribution given to KES by our partners ensures our children start their days with access to nutritious food.
The benefit of nutritious food on children’s overall health and their ability to learn when they eat healthy food is very well documented. Educators in our province share their observations with us regarding their KES Clubs in that they see a positive change in attendance, children appear happier and more engaged and they observe improved social interaction amongst peers.
The funds provided to our 232 KES Clubs allow them to serve fruit, vegetables, milk and a variety of other nutritious foods every day. Good nutrition is vital in aiding children with growth and development, helping them concentrate while learning and be more attentive.
We want to thank all of our partners who have given so generously to Kids Eat Smart Foundation, on behalf of our children….THANK YOU!
Janel Genge is a registered dietitian with Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador