We feed kids.
Thousands Every Day.
That’s the short story. In one form or another, Halton Food for Thought has been dedicated to ensuring that Halton students have access to healthy food for two decades.
Halton Food for Thought partners with the Boards of Education and the community to operate Student Nutrition Programs in our schools. These volunteer led meal and snack programs provided over 80,000 Halton students access to healthy food at school. Halton Food for Thought believes that when given access to healthy food, every student has their best chance for success.
Students who eat healthy food during the school day are better prepared to focus on their studies and to achieve higher grades. Schools with Student Nutrition Programs report an increase in student achievement, increased attendance and a decrease in student suspensions and expulsions.
Without Halton Food for Thought partner programs, many students would go without food during the school day or would not be exposed to as many fresh fruits and vegetables.
Student Nutrition Programs in Ontario are overseen by the Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services and offer breakfasts and snacks to students during the school day.
Halton Food for Thought is the sole agency providing Student Nutrition Programs in Halton schools. Our programs feed students from kindergarten to high school and are free of charge, to everyone in a school community.
Studies show that by feeding students in school, we not only give them the energy they need to learn, but also teach them healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.
We believe that when we feed kids at school, we are offering them their best chance for success. We want kids to reach their full potential and lead healthy, active lives.
There are hungry
students in Halton.
The fact is, 1 in 10 students arrive at school each day without enough food to sustain them throughout the day. A staggering 6 in 10 high school students arrive at school without having eaten breakfast.
1 in 3 students entering Kindergarten are considered overweight or obese.
We know that kids are hungry for many different reasons so we don’t question why they may use our programs. Our programs are safe and reliable sources of healthy food and allow students to enjoy the social aspects of sharing a meal with friends.