Student Nutrition Program

Student Nutrition Program Central West Ontario

As the "Lead Agency" the YMCA of Kitchener-Waterloo provides leadership for Student Nutrition Programs in the Central West Region of Ontario.  Support and direction is provided to community organizations within this service area that includes Wellington/Dufferin/Guelph, Halton, Peel and Waterloo Regions.

Each community organization is managed by a Board of Directors or Advisory Committee comprised of individuals from health, service organizations, education and the business community who care about nutrition and health. They are responsible for the strategic, financial and personnel management of the service.

The Province of Ontario provides funding for programs to purchase food and provide administrative support. The Province has also provided guidance in developing nutritional guidelines ensuring that programs meet nutritional standards impacting the well-being of all children.

Student Nutrition Programs are committed to improving the learning capacity, health and well-being of children by ensuring access to healthy food through school or community-based nutrition programs. In Central West Region there are over 600 active programs providing service to 56,000 children supported by 14,000 dedicated volunteers. Central West Region includes Wellington/Dufferin/Guelph, Halton, Peel, and Waterloo Region. Programs are supported by a community partner organization in each region.

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