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School Nutrition Grant

Grants to Canada PreK-12 Schools to Sustain
and Improve Existing Healthy Meal Programs

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President’s Choice Children’s Charity (PCCC)

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Grants to Canada schools operating existing nutrition programs serving junior kindergarten to high school grade levels. Funding is intended to provide high quality nutrition and sustainable programming to campuses throughout the country. The purpose of these grants is to empower communities to offer school-based nutrition programs for students, thereby helping children and youth reach their full potential.

Eligible Use of Funds:

The President’s Choice Children’s Charity (PCCC) School Nutrition Grant must be used to purchase food and consumable supplies, and is not intended to cover costs for staff, equipment, travel or delivery. The intention of the grant is to supplement the funding of existing programs, allowing for higher quality, more sustainable programming.

Focusing on Nutrition:

The goal of this program is simple: to help you provide higher quality nutrition for your students. PCCC knows how hard it can be to make nutritious food choices on a budget. The PCCC School Nutrition Grant can give you the freedom to deliver a variety of delicious and nutritious meals. Here are some tips:

-Reference Canada’s Food Guide to Healthy Eating as a core resource for menu planning.
-Consider meals that reflect multicultural food preferences of the students, keeping in mind that children do not always prefer the foods of their culture.
-Include parents, volunteers and students in planning menus.
-Get expert advice from a family studies teacher, community dietitian or public health nurse in your area; PCCC can help by connecting you with a local dietician should you need.
-Post menus in a highly visible spot; send a copy home to parents; include recipes children have enjoyed for the family to make at home.
-Keep a record of the menus as they are planned, evaluating menus as to likes and dislikes, ease of preparation and serving and costs – this will help in future planning.
-Decorate and supply your student meal program area with posters, games, books and other resources that support healthful eating practices and impart a positive message to children about food and eating.
-If your school has nutrition education as part of the curriculum, coordinate an activity or menu in your program to reinforce key messages.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 181659

Estimated Size of Grant:

Recipients must use 100% of the annual PCCC School Nutrition Grant in the specified school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

In order to receive a PCCC School Nutrition Grant, schools must meet the following criteria:

-Operate a breakfast, lunch or snack program in a school for children and/or youth between junior kindergarten and the last year of high school at least three days per week; 30 weeks per year.
-Deliver a universally available program to all students regardless of ability to pay, and non-stigmatizing program.
-Breakfast and lunch must include at least 3 of the 4 food groups; snack menus must offer a minimum of 2 food groups based on the current version of Canada's Food Guide and/or Canada’s Food Guide for First Nations, Inuit and Métis and adhere to all school, district/division board and/or provincial nutrition policy (where applicable).
-Programs have diverse funding sources with government, community and family support to maximize program stability.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2018 School Nutrition Grant application deadline has been extended to May 31.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Geographic Focus:

Canada: Alberta   British Columbia   Manitoba   New Brunswick   Newfoundland and Labrador   Northwest Territories   Nova Scotia   Nunavut   Ontario   Prince Edward Island   Quebec   Saskatchewan   Yukon