Archive for January, 2014

Green Acres gets cracking

Instead of serving breakfasts before classes, her volunteer organization helps to provide early morning meals in the middle of the school day, so all students can learn with full stomachs.

“Breakfasts served before the school day can be challenging because not everyone can be there,” said Pike, manager of student nutrition programs for Tastebuds Hamilton. “The early morning meal is served after second period, so everybody’s here. And there’s no stigma.”

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Article source: Hamilton Community News
Image source: Mike Pearson

Egg Farmers of Ontario bring more eggs to Hamilton schools

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Green Acres Elementary School was the place to be on January 10, 2014.  Tastebuds and the Egg Farmers of Ontario announced their recent partnership in the goal to connect students with nutritious food at school.

This new partnership with Egg Farmers of Ontario will fund egg purchases at schools. Scott Graham, Chair of Egg Farmers of Ontario, presented a cheque  of $20,000 to Tastebuds to help do this.

Students at Green Acres Elementary School also had a fun time learning more about egg farming. Egg farmer Scott Graham shared trivia, such as how many eggs a typical hen produces in a year (330) and gave a glimpse into what life on the farm is like.

Students at Green Acres have daily access to nutritious food before or during their first break.  This is largely run by volunteers with financial support from Tastebuds and their partners, which now includes the Egg Farmers of Ontario.   Nutrition programs help compliment items brought from home so students have food they need to fuel learning. Friday was a good day as students at Green Acres Elementary School got to enjoy hard-boiled eggs as part of their nutrition program!

Thanks to Harry Pelissero, General Manager of the Egg Farmers of Ontario, and to Scott Graham, Egg Farmers of Ontario Chair and egg farmer extraordinaire who traveled all the way from St. Mary’s to be at Green Acres. Click here to check out the Graham Egg Farm.

Check out Green Acres in the Stoney Creek News care of Mike Pearson.