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Abbey Gardens works with students to grow their own food.

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Food for kids began in the year 2000 as a pilot project at Stuart Baker Elementary based upon a grant from Canadian Living magazine. Within a short time frame the success and need for this project grew to encompass all of Haliburton County's publicly funded schools from Cardiff in the East to Minden In the south. Children that eat breakfast demonstrate enhanced academic and behavioral patterns more so than children that do not. Many children do not have access to safe, nutritious and culturally appropriate food; food for kids addresses these shortcomings by offering nutritious foods in a universally accessible and non stigmatized environment. All schools recieve some seed funding from the Ministry of Children Community and Social Services and possibly additional sources such as Breakfast for Learning, Breakfast Clubs of Canada and Presidents Choice Children Charity. All of these funders put together leave a funding gap that we fund raise locally to ensure that no child is too hungry to learn. This project is overseen by a committee of responsible and involved community members who ensure that best practices and respectful financial management is  ensured. The outcome of our Student Nutrition Program is that young people of Haliburton County develop life long healthy eating habits, optimize their learning at school, focus on education not hunger, Eat, Learn and Succeed.