Media Advisory - Breakfast for Learning's Social Impact Grant transforms Winnipeg school's breakfast program


Nutrition program goes beyond tackling hunger; sets students up for success

TORONTO, Nov. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Join Breakfast for Learning (BFL), a national charity funding school-based nutrition programs, to unveil how they've transformed the Dalhousie School's popular breakfast program, making it accessible to even more students. The renovation was made possible by a Social Impact Grant from BFL and supported by The Brick. The grant helps schools develop facilities so they can serve more children higher quality meals and facilitate programming that enhances nutrition education, provides life skills training and creates leadership opportunities.


Dalhousie School, 262 Dalhousie Drive, Winnipeg, MB R3T 2Z1 (Click here for directions)


Wednesday, November 18, 2015

10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 


  • Hear about the facts and figures behind child hunger and why nutrition programs, like the ones funded by BFL, are absolutely imperative in Manitoba
  • Learn more about what makes this program truly unique and why educators, industry sponsors and stakeholders from all corners support it
  • Get a tour of the renovated space and see first-hand how it is benefiting local children
  • Interview opportunities and photo-ops with:
    • People impacted by the nutrition program
    • School & Program leaders
    • Representatives from Breakfast for Learning
    • School Board Representatives
    • Minister of Family Services Kerri Irvin-Ross
    • Representatives from The Brick (corporate sponsor)


Please contact us to confirm attendance or set-up an interview in advance.

Infographic stats from:

V. Tarasuk, A. Mitchell & N. Dachner (2012). Household food insecurity in Canada 2012. Toronto: PROOF: Research to identify policy options to reduce food insecurity.  Retrieved on November 9, 2015, from

D. MacDonald & D. Wilson (June 2013) Poverty or Prosperity, Indigenous Children in Canada.  Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives.  Retrieved on November 9, 2015, from

Food Banks Canada (2014) Hunger Counts 2014: A Comprehensive Report on Hunger and Food Bank Use in Canada, and Recommendations for Change.  Toronto: Food Banks Canada.  Retrieved on November 9, 2015, from 

2014/15 Breakfast for Learning Program Progress Reports




SOURCE Breakfast for Learning

Image with caption: "When a child is hungry, it's hard to learn (CNW Group/Breakfast for Learning)". Image available at:

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