From The Hamilton Spectator: Healthy student nutrition about quality — not quantity by Deirdre Pike
Tastebuds co-ordinates local student nutrition programs out of the Social Planning and Research Council, providing meals or snacks to more than 25,000 students a day, in almost 150 locations. While every school in vulnerable neighbourhoods is well supported through additional funding from partners like the Bruce Trail Expedition, the Ticats and Bulldogs, ArcelorMittal Dofasco, Breakfast for Learning and Breakfast Club of Canada, there are still 95 schools in Hamilton without any student nutrition program.
These programs have come a long way since principals first started storing granola bars and juice boxes in their cupboards to give to students who seemed like they may not be eating before coming to school. Back then the programs were rooted in a more charitable response to hunger, like food banks and emergency food programs, where it has been about quantity not quality.