Our letter in Toronto newspapers

Feb
23

Don't cut school breakfast programs

To the editor:

Canada is one of a few Western countries with no national school meal program.

Despite this, the Toronto Partners for Student Nutrition program, with funding from the province and the city, is able to help provide a healthy meal to 126,000 students, with a plan to get to 44,000 more.

The bulk of the funding for these programs comes through volunteer and neighbourhood fundraising, as well as contributions from parents.

Toronto Medical Officer of Health Dr. David McKeown has recommended an increase in funding of just under $300,000 to extend this program to 30 more low-income school communities, where many children are at risk nutritionally.

Read more of Darcy's letter in Toronto Community News here .