Set Up Your Program

Step 5:

Keep the Communication Flowing

It is a good idea to keep parents and volunteers informed at School Council meetings, parent and teacher night displays and newsletters.

Students can be informed and included by:

  • Having senior students help the younger students with their breakfast, snack or lunch
  • Having poster and display contests for students
  • Planning menus
  • Having a contest to name the program in your school
  • Inviting students to experience foods from other cultures

Let parents/guardians, suppliers, local community groups, media and other advocacy organizations know how well your nutrition program is run and the benefits realized by the children. This will be very helpful when recruiting volunteers and seeking community contributions.

Student Nutrition Programs:
A Guide to Getting Started

Student Nutrition Programs:
A Guide to Getting Started Resource Documents

Documents Available for Download

Appendices Available for Individual Download in PDF Format

Author Information:

Compiled by Mary Bark
with files from:

-The Toronto District School Board
-York Region Food for Learning
-Toronto Public Health
(Appendices D & E)
-The Ministry of Children and Youth Services (Appendix F)

Student Nutrition Program - Ontario Central East Region