Nutrition for Learning offers universal access student nutrition programs in 140 schools in Waterloo Region from Elmira to Cambridge.

The WHY?

One in five children will not eat breakfast today – “Breakfast Clubs of Canada”


We believe that investment in our students now will result in positive outcomes in the future for them and for our communities.  Empirical evidence shows, dramatic drops in Type 2 Diabetes (up to 34%), an ability to improve memory and  focus in the classroom, all of which increases their chances to engage in the classroom in a more constructive way.


When HUNGRY MOMENTS  are recognized and satiated a basic need is met.

Research shows that students have trouble learning when they are hungry at school.  They are better able to focus and learn if they eat nutritious meals and snacks.  

“Ontario Ministry of Children, Community Services and Social Services”

Only 1/3 of adolescents eat enough fruits and vegetables

‘ Waterloo Region School Health Report”

Our Goal

Our GOAL is to provide nutritious food within reach of all students regardless of socio-economic background. Together we can ensure that the children in our community attend school well nourished and can focus on learning.

We recognize that no two schools or no two students are the same.

 We work with our partners to ensure universal access in each school.

How Can You Help?