Eat, learn, succeed!

That’s what student nutrition programs in Northumberland County are all about.

Hi! My name is Beth Kolisnyk and I am the Community Development Coordinator for Northumberland Food for Thought.

Last year close to 6000 students in Northumberland County benefited from a breakfast, lunch, or snack program at school. These programs are open to all and promote healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.

Looking for a way to help your local school community? Interested in spending time with a fantastic group of dedicated volunteers? Then contact me to find a school in your area!

By coming together with a common goal... we can make sure that students in Northumberland County receive the food they need to be ready to learn.

Donate Now
All donations are made through Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.  The Health Unit provides NFFT with in-kind accounting services.  All donations are used by NFFT to assist Northumberland County Student Nutrition Programs.donatenow4 (2)

Benefits of Nutrition Programs

preparing-snacksNutrition and health are linked. Research shows that breakfast, snack and lunch programs in schools:

  • Provide children with a positive start to the day
  • Improve the learning abilities of children and youth
  • Decrease disruptive behaviour in the classroom
  • Provide a chance for children to improve social skills
  • Help children to learn healthy eating habits that will last them a lifetime
  • Provide volunteer opportunities to show children their community cares

Student Nutrition Programs help to create a healthy school nutrition environment, where students get the same message about food and nutrition whenever food is offered and sold in the classroom, in the school and in the community. In short, it gives students a chance to practice what they learn in the classroom about healthy eating in the real world.