THUNDER BAY – New Democrats will make sure every child in the Northwest starts the day with a nutritious breakfast, said Andrew Foulds, NDP candidate for Thunder Bay-Superior North.
“I’ve talked with teachers all over the Northwest and they tell me students who eat a healthy breakfast have the energy and focus they need to succeed,” Foulds said. “I can’t think of anything more important for the future of our communities and our region.”
The NDP plan will put $15 million into student nutrition, giving 70,000 more children access to healthy meals during their school day. The expanded program will partner with local suppliers and bring more hands-on learning about nutrition and food preparation into our classrooms.
“This is a larger commitment to children in the Northwest than the Liberals are willing to make,” he noted, “and unlike the Liberals we are going to keep our word.”
“’Imagine the investment in kids, students and nutrition programs we could have already made if billions weren’t wasted on scandals and cover-ups. The Hudak Conservatives just want to fire teachers and overcrowd our classrooms. You won’t hear them talking about childhood nutrition.””It’s time to focus on real priorities for families in the Northwest. Our children deserve nothing less.”