Toronto, September 17, 2014–CFTC is delighted to announce that it has been awarded one of only five grants from Newman’s Own Foundation, the organization started by the late actor and philanthropist Paul Newman.
The grants are part of the Foundation’s 2014 commitment to child nutrition in Canada by improving nutrition education and fresh food access for under-served communities.
“There are many benefits to children who have nutritious food on a consistent basis,” says Lisa Walker, managing director, Newman’s Own Foundation. “This year’s grant recipients have developed creative and inspiring approaches to addressing the lack of nutritious food in vulnerable communities in Canada.”
The $40,000 grant from the Newman’s Own Foundation will further CFTC’s school food and nutrition education programs in Eel Ground, Elsipogtog and Tobique First Nations communities in New Brunswick which provide students with healthy, nutritious, daily meals. Menus are developed in consultation with nutritionists and incorporate traditional foods, in recognition of the unique sociocultural issues that affect food security among Aboriginal Canadians. The program has recently expanded to include nutrition education for parents and the community, and school/community gardens in Eel Ground and Elsipogtog.