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Life Changing Funding

Ontario Investing in Nutrition for Learning

Ontario is making significant investments in the health and education of children and youth across the province.

Kitchener Centre MPP Daiene Vernile and Executive Director of Nutrition for Learning, Mary D'Alton visited St. John's Catholic School, in Kitchener to highlight the impact of a 2017 Ontario Budget: A Stronger, Healthier Ontario investment in a critical local school-based nutrition program. “This funding is life changing. This is the stepping stone we needed to give us the chance to get to ALL the kids in ALL the schools in Waterloo Region! Knowing that any child, regardless of their situation, can eat when they are hungry so they can focus in the classroom, makes a huge difference in their day and that of those around them. We are so grateful to have this opportunity to partner with our provincial government along with private funders," said Mary D’Alton, Executive Director, Nutrition for Learning.

Nutrition for Learning will be receiving $150,000, over the next three years, through the Ontario Ministry of Children and Youth Services. These funds will be used to feed children and youth in schools across Waterloo Region.

Ontario’s first balanced budget since the global recession — thanks to a strong economy and responsible fiscal management — makes significant investments in health and education, including free prescription drug coverage for everyone aged 24 and under, reductions in wait times and improvements in access to care, financial assistance for post-secondary students, infrastructure investments in schools, and investments in nutrition programs.

Investing in the health and education of children and youth is part of our plan to create jobs, grow our economy and help people in their everyday lives.



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