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About Us

Tastebuds is a partnership of community agencies and community members that supports and facilitates local student nutrition programs for children and youth in Hamilton.

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.

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Our Mission
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Our inclusive program engages students in enjoying healthy meals and snacks in a welcoming school setting. Tastebuds is committed to collaborating with our partners and student voices to continually work towards sprouting healthy relationships with food. Our collaborative model is strengthened by caring funders, positive leadership, dedicated volunteers, kindhearted communities and passionate support from our schools.


The Team

Bhairavi Kumar

Program Manager

 Samantha Delaney 

Community Development Worker

Gayle Rohr

Community Development Worker

Nicole Ferrer-Whitehouse

Community Development Worker

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Tastebuds Hamilton is a program of the Social Planning and Research Council of Hamilton. The Student Nutrition Program is a provincial initiative funded by the Ontario Ministry of Children, Community and Social Services (MCCSS) and administered regionally by Haldimand-Norfolk R.E.A.C.H.

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