Federal Grants Help Schools Put Crunch in Their Lunch

Federal grants help schools put crunch in their lunch

Photo: Students at St. Bon’s in St. John’s got money from the Farm to School program last year and are already enjoying the fruits of their labour. (Food First NL)

Funding will teach students about where their food comes from

Three Newfoundland and Labrador schools are getting federal money to set up salad bars and composting programs, in a partnership with local farmers.

The grants, valued at $10,000, come through the Farm to School Canada program, which aims to teach children more about where their food comes from.

“I think it’s important that we educate our youth around food sustainability,” said Kyran Dwyer, principal of St. Teresa’s Elementary in St. John’s, which received a grant.

“Where food comes from and the value of it, of course the importance of eating healthy nutritious food like vegetables. Our goal is to have a salad bar towards the last quarter of next year.”

Clarenville Middle School and Immaculate Heart of Mary Elementary School in Corner Brook were also chosen for the program, along with 30 other schools across the country.

The schools will be partnered with farmers, fishers and food producers in their area — similar to a partnership already in place between St. Bonaventure’s College in St. John’s and Lester’s Farm. READ MORE

Mike Moore


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