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.

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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)



For program coordinators, school staff, administrators, and volunteers who are delivering and/or interested in student nutrition programs, this online course will help you to understand and apply the MCCSS Student Nutrition Program Nutrition Guidelines.

The online course consists of three online learning modules. It is recommended to complete them in order. The modules are best viewed on a desktop computer. They can be found at the following link…


Nutrition Guidelines

Providing healthy nutritious foods and beverages in Student Nutrition Programs makes sure that children and youth get the right nutrients and energy they need to grow and be ready to learn. Use The Student Nutrition Program Nutrition Guidelines, or the pocket guide, developed by the Ministry of Children and Youth Services, to help you choose nutritious foods for breakfasts, lunches and snacks.

Menu Planning

Having trouble coming up with a menu of what to serve at your programs? Check out menu ideas in the Ministry of Children and Youth – Nutrition guidelines or contact your local health unit.

Want some tips on filling your grocery cart with healthy food items?  Take this virtual grocery tour.

General Nutrition Information

For more information on healthy eating or school nutrition, check out the following websites:

or contact your local Public Health Dietitian at 1-866-888-4577