Kids Eat Smart Foundation is creating opportunities for a stronger, brighter future for school age children and youth in Newfoundland and Labrador.
Did you know that Breakfast is the most important meal of the day? Our Kids Eat Smart Clubs do!
Breakfast has long been considered the most important meal of the day. For children, a well-balanced and nutritious breakfast is believed to contribute to a healthy behavior, lifestyle, cognitive function, and educational outcomes.
At Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador, our vision is that every school age child in Newfoundland and Labrador attends school well-nourished and ready to learn, and our Principals tell us they observe many benefits from their Breakfast Clubs such as increased attendance rates, improved behavior, and an overall positive impact on their school community.
As our school age children and youth return to the classroom, we know there are many reasons why children come to school hungry. Some have long bus rides or come from busy households. Others can’t or won’t eat in the morning, and sadly, through no fault of their own, some children do not have food at home. No matter the reasons, our Kids Eat Smart Clubs provide an inclusive and safe environment where every child is welcome.
Families continue to struggle in our province, and stats show that 1 in 3 children in Canada come to school hungry, and we are no different here in Newfoundland and Labrador. Currently operating 273 Kids Eat Smart Clubs in schools from Labrador to Twillingate, Port aux Basques to St. John’s, and everywhere in between, children start their school day with access to nutritious food, at no cost to families.
Our Kids Eat Smart Clubs contribute to the overall well-being of a child and creates a positive school environment, and every school day, with the help of thousands of volunteers, our Kids Eat Smart Foundation serves over 38,000 meals to students from Kindergarten to Grade 12.
Together, with the support of our Partners, Donors, volunteers, and school communities we Rise Up our school age children and youth. The result – children and youth who grow and learn to their full potential creating opportunities for a stronger, brighter future.
Every Breakfast. Every Child. Every School Day…for Every Child’s Future. Together, we make it happen.
For more information on Kids Eat Smart Foundation Newfoundland and Labrador visit www.kidseatsmart.ca or call 722-1996.