Eat Well To Excel

the Simcoe County Nutrition Program for School-Age Children

November 20th is the 3rd Annual Eat Well To Excel Day!

The students need your help!  COVID-19 has affected how Student Nutrition Programs are being offered in schools throughout Simcoe County.  The grab and go requirements to keep the students’ safe means that it is harder and more expensive to source food items for the programs. 

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.