Date: December 14, 2017

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This page was reviewed or revised on Tuesday, April 11, 2017 9:45 AM

The Ontario Student Nutrition Program Lambton provides healthy meals and snacks during the school day to prepare students for a full day of learning.

The program is open to all students and is guided by three main principles:

  1. Universality: All students are invited to participate.
  2. Nutrition and Food Safety: Registered dietitians and a public health inspector from Lambton Public Health offer guidance and support in menu planning.
  3. Community Participation: Programs have many volunteers who give their time to meet the needs of the program, such as fundraising, serving meals etc.

Types of Programs

Healthy Snack Program: Serves 2 items from Canada's Food Guide
One serving of vegetable or fruit AND one serving from another food group from Canada's Food Guide:

  • Milk and Alternatives
  • Grain Products
  • Meat or Alternatives

Blended Program: Serves 3 items from Canada's Food Guide
One serving of vegetable or fruit to all students AND 2 other additional food groups are available for those students who want them. Options include any 2 of the following:

  • Milk and Alternatives
  • Grain Products
  • Meat or Alternatives

Meal Program: Serves 3 items from Canada's Food Guide.
One serving of vegetable or fruit AND one serving from milk and alternatives. The third item is either a serving of grain product, OR meat or alternatives.

All schools in Lambton County have the option to run a Student Nutrition Program.

Program Benefits

Students

  • Improves attendance
  • Makes learning easier

Schools

  • Teachers can focus on educating
  • Promotes a healthy school environment

Parents

  • Know their children have healthy food available
  • Know their children’s school values health

Volunteers

  • Give back to their community
  • Contribute to feeding young minds

Get Involved - Volunteer or Donate.

Resources

OSNP
Student Nutrition Program Nutrition Guidelines 2016
Breakfast Club of Canada
Breakfast for Learning