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February – Feeduary Halton Food For Thought

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During the month of Feeduary (starting February 1), use the Feeduary logo, photos from your Student Nutrition Program, and the suggested tweets in the following table to help promote awareness of your school’s Student Nutrition Program and Halton Food for Thought’s mission through social media. The goal is to not only raise awareness, but the much-needed funding to ensure your program remains strong and sustainable so #nostudentgoeshungry and all students are #readytolearn.

1 Who FEEDS U at school? @HaltonFFT #studentnutritionprograms! All students have access– no fee! Help FEED our students. Donate this #Feeduary at School Cash Online.
2 Who FEEDS U at school? @HaltonFFT #studentnutritionprogram & our wonderful #volunteers! Volunteer to help FEED our students. Contact the school for more information on how to get involved. #Feeduary
3 Who FEEDS U at school? @HaltonFFT #studentnutritionprograms! Our school runs a breakfast program (insert days & times) available to all! Help FEED our students.  Donate today via School Cash Online #Feeduary
4 Who FEEDS U at school? @HaltonFFT #studentnutritionprograms! Our school runs a healthy bin program with nutritious items and fresh produce every day! Help FEED our students Donate today via School Cash Online #Feeduary
5 Who FEEDS U at school? @HaltonFFT #studentnutritionprograms!  Our school runs a morning meal program (insert days/times), with fresh produce & available to all! Help FEED our students.  Donate today via School Cash Online  #Feeduary
6 Feed an education! 1 in 10 students in Halton arrive at school without enough food – cannot learn on an empty stomach. Give this #Feeduary to our school’s @HaltonFFT #studentnutritionprogram through School Cash Online
7 132 minutes – about the length of an NBA game! That’s how much instruction time a hungry student loses per day! FEED an education this #Feeduary & give to our @HaltonFFT #studentnutritionprogram through School Cash Online
8 Give every child an equal opportunity to eat, learn, & succeed. FEED their future. Donate at School Cash Online to our @HaltonFFT #studentnutritionprogram #Feeduary

 

January 15, 2020

Dear Parents / Guardians,

 

 

 

 

Did you know that we provide access to healthy food at school? A Student Nutrition Program has been running in partnership with Halton Food for Thought (HFFT) for approximately (7 years). This program is open to all students free of charge and runs (Monday to Friday). All food prepared and served in the program meet Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services Nutrition Guidelines and follow Safe Food Handling practices.

 

Help us ensure no student goes hungry at school.  Please consider a financial contribution to continue this successful program.  No donation is too small. Just $10 provides a healthy breakfast to a student every day for a month!

 

The Benefits

Food is fuel! What students eat has a profound impact on their ability to learn. Studies show that students with access to healthy food choices are more alert and perform better academically. According to the Kellogg’s Study students who came to school hungry, lose 132 minutes or 2 ½ hours of class time a day.

Schools that start a Student Nutrition Program report seeing an increase in readiness to learn, a reduction in at-risk student behavior and an overall improvement in academic performance. Wow!

How to donate – Your donation goes directly to your child’s school to support their Student Nutrition Program.

 

Donations can easily be made through School Cash Online at https://elem.hcdsb.org/stbernadette/

  • Sign in from the homepage of School Cash Online and Click on Make a Donation (located top right )
  • Gift Information – Select donation amount
  • Fund Destination –Select school name
  • Message to the Board – IMPORTANT You must type in “Donation to Student Nutrition Program”
  • Add to cart and Check A tax receipt will be emailed directly to you

For more information about HFFT Student Nutrition Programs, visit www.haltonfoodforthought.com.  Follow through Twitter @HaltonFFT or Facebook @haltonfoodforthought.

Thank you in advance for your support.

Sincerely,

Julie Riesberry  & Marissa Pitt

 

Elementary Vice-PrincipalFebruary – Feeduary Halton Food For Thought