The Holy Family Catholic Regional Division (HFCRD) is pleased to announce the new Breakfast Program for grades K-4 at St. Andrew’s School in High Prairie. The program will provide 214 free breakfasts each morning for every student in grades K-4 starting on Monday March 4th and ending Wednesday June 26th, 2019. All breakfasts will follow Canada’s Food Guide to ensure students receive nutritious meals, and include four hot breakfasts and one cold breakfast on a five day rotation. This new program is made possible by the School Nutrition Program introduced by the Alberta Government in recent years.
“St. Andrew’s School is very pleased to offer this new breakfast program for our students,” said St. Andrew’s School Principal Marc Lamoureux. “Studies show that kids learn better with proper nutrition, and we are looking forward to watching our students grow. We are confident that this program will provide a solid foundation for our students so they can reach their full potential.”
The program will be run in the school by Yvonne’s Kitchen who has operated the school’s cafeteria since September 2016. Two other HFCRD schools have very successful nutrition programs thanks to the School Nutrition Program. Holy Family School in Grimshaw provides breakfast for around 140 students while St. Stephen’s School in Valleyview provides lunch for around 200 students. Additionally, St. Stephen’s School was able to purchase new appliances for their kitchen and hire a part-time coordinator to facilitate the program and provide all meals.