President’s Choice funding national student nutrition initiative
Brampton, Ont. – President’s Choice Children’s Charity is donating $2.6 million to the Breakfast for Learning initiative to fund 4,523 food programs in Canada for the 2011/2012 school year.
The funding will go toward education and research projects, as well as student nutrition programs that give children access to healthy breakfasts, lunches and snacks. In total, it will benefit approximately 425,000 kids across Canada.
“We know that good nutrition is fundamental to our children’s health and that well-nourished children learn better,” says Galen G. Weston, chair of President’s Choice Children’s Charity and executive chairman of Loblaw Companies Ltd. “President’s Choice Children’s Charity is committing significant resources to help Canadian children live to their full potential.”
The charity, which is the national premier sponsor of Breakfast for Learning, focuses on kids’ health and wellness, particularly childhood nutrition and children with disabilities.