November 29th is Eat Well to Excel Day in Simcoe County, 2022

Lets come together to help the programs thrive.

The pandemic has caused significant financial strain on many families in our region and new data shows that 1 in 3 kids in Canada are at risk of going to school hungry.

Kids that are hungry struggle to retain knowledge and keep focused throughout the day. They are also at an increased risk of experiencing poor mental health and a compromised immune system. With your support we can maintain and hopefully improve our program to provide a consistent supply of healthy food to children in our region.

Our Purpose

In consultation and collaboration with community partners, we promote the healthy development of school-age children in Simcoe County. We do so by helping to provide children with nutritious foods in the context of school nutrition programs, by helping to fund such programs, and by encouraging lifelong, healthy eating habits through nutrition-related education in the schools and the community.

How Does Eat Well To Excel Make a Difference in Simcoe County?

Children Fed Each day In Simcoe County

Ibs of Food Donated Every Year

How Much Does It Cost To Feed A Child A Nutritious Meal?

The cost of providing a nutritious breakfast (fresh fruit or vegetable, milk or cheese, whole grain option) to one child, five days a week throughout the school year, is $1.75/day or $322/year. Total cost for 150 children (estimated participation at an inner city school breakfast club) is $48,300.
The cost of a daily snack (fresh fruit or vegetable,, whole grain option) is about $1.25/day per child or $34,500/year.
In-kind donations of food and supplies, help reduce the cost to a school considerably.
The cost of providing a nutritious breakfast (fresh fruit or vegetable, milk or cheese, whole grain option) to one child, five days a week throughout the school year, is $1.75/day or $322/year. Total cost for 150 children (estimated participation at an inner city school breakfast club) is $48,300.
The cost of a daily snack (fresh fruit or vegetable,, whole grain option) is about $1.25/day per child or $34,500/year.
In-kind donations of food and supplies, help reduce the cost to a school considerably.