At Brant Food For Thought, we believe that all children and youth should have equal opportunities to learn and reach their full potential. We also know that good nutrition positively affects a child’s ability to learn and that the food choices that children and youth make can impede or maximize their learning success. As a community, we can work together during these unprecedented times to maximize a child’s learning success by ensuring they have equitable access to the most nutritious foods.
Now more than ever, Brant Food For Thought needs your support to give the gift of good nutrition to children and youth in our community. They need access to the healthiest foods possible during this COVID-19 pandemic.
In a recent article by Dr. Rosana Salvaterra, Peterborough Medical Officer of Health, featured in the Coalition For Healthy School Food, she stated that, “Healthy school food is the one ingredient that brings together the importance of healthy eating, physical and mental health, social connection, learning for our kids and overall student well-being.”
Here are a few ways to give the gift of nutrition during this holiday season.
Consider a donation In Lieu of a Teacher Gift.
Many individuals are considering this option to minimize the risk of virus transmission to students and school staff. You can dedicate your gift to your child’s teacher and support the school nutrition program at the same time. We’ve even created a fillable e-card for the season. Download your copy here: Holiday Card – The Gift of Good Nutrition-inter
To donate, simply follow the link below to our online giving portal at CanadaHelps.org. You will also have the option to dedicate your donation and choose from a number of e-card options for all your gift giving moments.
Consider a gift to directly support a student in a school-based nutrition program.
Brant Food For Thought has modified nutrition program operations to prioritize healthy school food that lowers the risk of virus transmission and continues to support overall student health and well-being. Brant Food For Thought is supporting school-based nutrition programs with simple food procurement options while still providing healthy grab ‘n go snack choices for students learning at school.
To donate to this program, simply follow the link below to our online giving portal at CanadaHelps.org. You will also have the option to dedicate your donation and choose from a number of e-card options for all your gift giving moments.
Thank you for your gift of good nutrition to children and youth in our community–it’s the gift that gives all school year long.