New Brunswick Medical Society contributes $200,000 to NB School Food Program
The Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick is thrilled to announce a $200,000 contribution to the New Brunswick School Food Program from the New Brunswick Medical Society (NBMS). As a founding partner, the NBMS’s contribution to this program will ensure New Brunswick children have access to healthy foods while at school.
“The New Brunswick Medical Society’s partnership in this project shows their commitment to a healthier province. In New Brunswick, one in five kids go to school without food security, that is enough to fill 375 school buses every day. The Heart and Stroke Foundation is committed to ending that, and we’re thrilled to have the New Brunswick Medical Society standing with us in this fight,” said Kurtis Sisk, CEO of the Heart and Stroke Foundation of New Brunswick.
While New Brunswick remains the only Canadian province without a provincial school food program, the Heart and Stroke Foundation, alongside organizations like the NBMS, is committed to changing that.
This program is rooted in best practices, using models of existing provincial programs, modified to meet the unique needs of each New Brunswick school.
“Healthy foods are essential to a child’s growth and learning,” said Dr. Jeff Steeves, President of the NBMS. “Initiatives like the New Brunswick School Food Program help augment existing school food programming and empower schools to prioritize what is most critically important to their student population. We are pleased with the progress of this pilot project and we hope to see it expanded to all schools next year.”
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