Sunday, May 25, 2008

A Free Breakfast

Too busy or poor to feed your children before sending them off to public education sessions? This could be good or bad, depending on your values. Studies have shown that pupils absorb less information if they are deprived of breakfast. Judge the curriculum for yourself, and provide food accordingly.

The programs got a $32-million boost from the province yesterday to create 700 new breakfast programs and expand 300 existing programs in the next three years.

Youth and Children's Services Minister Deb Matthews made the announcement at Bishop Townsend public school, which will receive a portion of the money.

"We understand the link between students not getting proper nutrition and the impact it can have on their ability to learn," the London-North-Centre MPP said. (LFpress)