St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School Welcomes MPP Jim Bradley to Niagara Nutrition Partners Event

St. Catharines MPP Jim Bradley and some new friends at St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School display some healthy snack options during a funding announcement at the school on February 11.

It is a well-known fact that it’s hard to keep your mind on your studies when you are hungry. Students perform at their best academically when their tummies are full.

On February 11, St. Catharines MPP the Hon. Jim Bradley visited St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School to announce $582,000 in funding for breakfast and lunch and snack programs in Niagara schools from the Ministry of Child and Youth Services (MCYS). This funding is provided to Niagara Nutrition Partners for distribution to schools.

Niagara Nutrition Partners is a Region-wide initiative, which provides coordinated nutrition programs in elementary and secondary schools and community based programs. This is achieved through provincial grant programs and local fundraising efforts.  Currently, more than 400 Niagara Nutrition Partners volunteers bring this program to life at more than 200 school programs by buying, preparing and serving food to students and cleaning up afterward.

For more information about Niagara Nutrition Partners, please visit www.niagaranutritionpartners.com. Thanks to The Standard for covering this event at St. Nicholas Catholic Elementary School.

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