Sprouting healthy relationships with food

About The Program

  • Who We Are

    TASTEBUDS is a partnership of community agencies and community members that supports and facilitates local student nutrition programs for children and youth in Hamilton.
  • Who We Serve

    TASTEBUDS volunteers help serve over 27,000 children at over 100 schools in the Hamilton area, every single school day.
  • Get Involved!

    You can help by coordinating or hosting a program; volunteering at a program; providing donations (food, supplies or financial aid) or fundraising.
  • Our Vision

    All students in Hamilton have universal access to healthy foods in schools and community environments to improve student success, support healthy growth, development, and lifelong eating habits.
  • Our Principles

    TASTEBUDS believes communities have a collective responsibility for children; nutrition is a fundamental determinant of healthy child development & good nutrition enhances a child's ability to learn.
  • What We Can Do

    Promote student nutritional programs; make presentations to councils & school staff; connect programs with resources, provide volunteer training, & assist with applications for funding.
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