Resources & Research

On this page you will find a list of resources and research that have been shared on our website, in order of the date they have been posted.

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Guiding practices: Highly successful breakfast clubs strive towards meeting the following guiding practices:

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− Offer breakfast every school day*
− Ensure the breakfast club is universal by encouraging the participation of all students*
− Involve leadership from a committed and informed program coordinator and breakfast club committee
− Encourage collaboration with school administration and school staff
− Ensure a system is in place to provide financial accountability and sustainability*
− Include ongoing program evaluation

Successful Breakfast Clubs Overview

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.Welcome and respect every student within the school;
.Operate in an easily-accessible location that is stigma-free and welcoming...

Making it happen! School nutrition success stories

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Because increasing personal fitness and becoming healthier is critical to achieving a better and longer life, President George W. Bush established the HealthierUS initiative. The initiative is designed to help Americans, especially children, improve their overall health by making small adjustments and improvements in the activities of daily life. The President’s HealthierUSinitiative encourages all Americans to:

• Be physically active every day;
• Eat a nutritious diet;
• Get preventive screenings; and
• Make healthy choices. 

Public Health Nutrition Framework for Action 2012-2016: Improving the food environment in schools in New Brunswick’s Francophone sud school district Case Study

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Motivation and background:

The pioneer behind the concept of the “entrepreneurial cafeteria” is Rachel Schofield Martin. Ms. Schofield Martin is a physical education teacher by training. In 2007, she accepted a position as a community development officer at École Blanche-Bourgeois. Seeing that students and staff were unhappy with the food available in the cafeteria and concerned about everyone’s health, Rachel saw a golden opportunity to launch an innovative community project. 

CPMA-ACDFL-We bring something better to the table

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Stakeholders are ready to work in partnership in support of a national policy:  The Canadian Produce Marketing Association and the Canadian Public Health Association, along with producers, retailers, food service professionals, health professionals and the leading chronic disease communities including Heart and Stroke, Canadian Cancer and Canadian Diabetes and other stakeholders, are working together to establish the framework for a national fruit  and vegetable nutrition policy.

Advancing Universal, Healthy School Food: The Alberta Experience

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Alberta Food Matters:
Mission: Engaging Albertans in strategies to ensure secure access to adequate amounts of safe, nutritious, culturally appropriate food for everyone, produced in an environmentally sustainable way and provided in a manner that promotes human dignity.

Effects Food Insecurity Hunger March 2015

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Food insecurity and hunger are significant problems in Canada, in which millions of Canadians experiencing some level of food insecurity. The purpose of the present article is to review what is currently known about the effects of food insecurity and hunger on children. 

Research and Development-Breakfast Club of Canada

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Learn from the research results and better serve our school network and the supported students.

Opportunities for Innovation: A Student Nutrition Program Pilot Project in Windsor-Essex

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In schools across Ontario, Student Nutrition Programs(SNPs) aim to provide nutritious snacks and mealsto children and youth. The Ministry of Child and Youth Services supports SNPs by providing approximately 30 million dollars in annual funding, which is administered by 14 lead agencies across the province. These agencies typically work with “Community Partnerships” to ensure that Ministry funding for SNPs is delivered within a community context.