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Breakfast and Snack Programs

Through a partnership with the PEI Healthy Eating Alliance, the PEI Government is supporting the provincial expansion and enhancement of school breakfast and snack programs. School food programs (breakfast/snack) are but one component of a strong school nutrition policy.

Since 2008, 44 new programs have been created within various schools and alternative education sites across the province. In 2015-16, approximately 8,000 students are being provided food through a total of 65 programs with the support of approximately 600 volunteers.

Funding for school breakfast/snack programs helps to:

  • increase the number of programs available to students;
  • encourages healthy eating;
  • helps ensure more students come to class prepared to learn;
  • and supports positive nutrition habits which improve academic achievement.
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