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Swan River Workshop 2019

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Workshops and Webinars

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2018-2019 Workshops

Plan, Cook & Create

Presented by Manitoba Healthy Food in Schools, Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba & Food Matters Manitoba. This workshop is for anyone working hands on with breakfast, lunch or snack programs; in canteens, and cafeterias; or with school hot lunches.
Spend the day generating menu ideas and working hands on in the kitchen to serve up delicious meals and snacks. You’ll leave this full-day, interactive workshop with fresh ideas for the school year!

We are offering the same workshop 4 times – you pick the date that works best for you!

  • Friday February 8th from 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Friday March 8th from 9:00am – 3:00pm

Sergeant Tommy Prince Place (formerly North Centennial Recreation & Leisure Facility), 90 Sinclair St., Winnipeg, MB

Register early! Workshops with less than the minimum number of participants required will be cancelled 7 days before the workshop date. REGISTER HERE!

Contact us at with any questions

Spring 2019 Workshop

We are planning a spring workshop in Swan River, MB. We will post the details when they are available.

If you have a workshop session suggestion or would like to see a workshop held in your community area, be sure to connect with us!

Webinars – Manitoba Healthy Food in Schools

Manitoba Healthy Food in Schools offered three great learning opportunities to help to expand your knowledge on school nutrition and offer useful tips you can use in your school. The recordings for the webinars are now available.

Supporting Nutrition and Health – How educators can help!
Presenter: Sarah Cahill, RD Nutrition Educator – Nüton
Recording available here

Building Healthy School Nutrition Environments
Presenter: Megan Bale-Nick, RD, MPH (c) – Manitoba Healthy Food in Schools
Recording available here

Indigenous Food and Culture in the School Environment
Presenter: Tressa Beaulieu, RD
Recording available here

2018 AGM

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Please let us know if you plan to attend our Annual Meeting.

RSVP here.


Job Posting

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The Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba invites applications for the full-time, term position of

Program Dietitian

We are looking for a passionate registered dietitian to join our team and help us work towards providing quality support for Manitoba school breakfast, snack and lunch programs to help ensure the health, education and well-being of Manitoba children and youth. We are currently seeking 1 FTE Registered Dietitian, to cover a one year term.

Application Details

To apply for this position, please submit your resume and cover letter by July 20, 2018 to:

Wendy Bloomfield

Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba
191 Provencher Boulevard
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R2H 0G4

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those under consideration for the role will be contacted. References will be required upon request.

For complete job posting and description click here.

Call for Board Members

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The Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba is looking for volunteer Board members to join our Board of Directors. The Council meets eight to ten times per year between September and June, usually for two-hour sessions. The Board provides governance, strategic direction and fundraising for this registered charity which oversees funding allocation and resourcing to school breakfast, snack and lunch programs throughout Manitoba. Some experience on a Board of Directors for a non-profit organization is beneficial but not necessary. Individuals who have skills in marketing, communications, accounting or fundraising are encouraged to apply. In addition to attendance at scheduled meetings, as ambassadors for the organization, Board members are expected to be available for assisting with sub-committee work and special events to increase community awareness and support of the Council. Submit your letter of interest with a resumé to the Board Chair at by Friday, May 18, 2018. We thank you for your interest.

Stone Soup 2018

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Our 6th annual Stone Soup fundraiser is just around the corner! Join us at the Manitoba Hydro Lobby on Wednesday, March 14th to enjoy soups prepared by some of Winnipeg’s most interesting and talented chefs.


Donations of $10 or more are eligible for three Stone Soup tasting tickets, bread and fruit. All donations of $20 or more are tax deductible. Donations are distributed as grants to schools and community organizations around Manitoba that provide breakfast, lunch and snack programs for children and youth.  These nutrition programs are an important tool for improving learning outcomes, ensuring equal opportunities, building positive relationships and creating safe spaces. Let’s get together to celebrate and support Manitoba’s children and youth.

Wednesday March 14, 2018 

11:15a.m. – 1:15p.m.

Manitoba Hydro Lobby (360 Portage Ave, Winnipeg)

How can you donate?

  1. You can donate in advance online. You will receive a printable ticket that you can exchange for soup vouchers at the event.
  2. In person, in advance. We will be at the Manitoba Hydro Lobby on Tuesday, March 13th from 11:00am until 5:00pm. Get your soup vouchers early, and avoid the line at the event!
  3. In person at the event. We will have donation tables set up at each end of the Manitoba Hydro lobby and will be accepting donations by cash, credit card, or debit.

Stay in the loop about Stone Soup this year by following our social media channels:

Facebook (RSVP to Stone Soup here)
Twitter @CNCManitoba
Instagram @childnutritionmb
Hashtag #StoneSoup2018

This year’s 12 amazing chefs are from:

17 Wing • Brazen HallCarne Italian ChophouseClay Oven • The Frenchway Cafe • Inferno’s BistroMaples Met School • Red River College School of Hospitality and Culinary Arts ProgramRoyal Winnipeg Ballet Catering • Rudy’s Eat & DrinkSmith Restaurant • The Tallest Poppy

Our incredible Stone Soup 2018 Partners:

6625_BIZ_LOGO_CMYK_U  Hydro     CBC Radio One

A look back at Stone Soup 2017

Chefs and their helpers at Stone Soup 2017


2016-17 Annual Report

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Please click below to view our annual report for the 2016-2017 school year.


Join us for our 2017 Annual Meeting

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Welcome 2017-18 Programs

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Our TEAM is excited to welcome Ash Alberg as the new administrative coordinator for the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba. Our program dietitians, Maxine Meadows and Clara Birnie, are leading the site visits, workshops, and providing other program support. For a list of our Board Members, click here.

Workshop November 24

Registration is now open for our Fall Workshop in Winnipeg! Connect, share, and learn by attending our workshop scheduled for November 24th, at the North Centennial Recreation Facility in Winnipeg. We have a full day of programming for you, including sessions about working with dietary restrictions and allergies, hands-on cooking classes, and even a grocery store tour! You can find the full agenda here.

We invite all current CNCM supported programs to attend, with a maximum of 2 participants per program. Space is limited, so be sure to register early! Please click here to register and choose your sessions. For those of you who are traveling from out of town, we have travel grants available. Please read the eligibility guidelines before applying here.

Our Annual General Meeting is scheduled for November 21st. We hope you can join us! More details available soon.

Our next intake of applications will be April 15, 2018 for the 2018-19 school year.

Year End report: Due July 15th

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Funded schools: Save your receipts

Thank you to all of the schools that completed their applications for funding by the deadline. You will notice that the deadline for year-end reports has moved to July 15, 2017, this year. You can access the Year-End Report here.

Have you followed us on Instagram, Twitter, and “liked” us on Facebook? Stay up-to-date with our news and events by joining us on social media. Please send us photos or school food ideas to share with others through our social media accounts: We love hearing from you!

Please be sure to save all of your receipts for your nutrition program purchases. We’ll ask you for them when you submit your year-end report.

Stone Soup 2017 was a big success

Chef Clint Riguidel (left) and chef Wayne Aastrom (right)

Chef Clint Riguidel (left) and chef Wayne Aastrom (right) tied for the “Judges’ Choice” soup ladle. Chef Wayne Aastrom won the 2017 “People’s Choice” soup ladle. Photo by Julie Fulsher.

Thank you to all of the volunteers, chefs, celebrity judges, sponsors, and especially the patrons for attending our annual fundraiser to support child nutrition programs in Manitoba. Congratulations to the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s chef Wayne Aastrom for winning the “People’s Choice” soup ladle!

This year we had some excitement as the judges had a tie and chose the following TWO chefs to receive the “Judge’s Choice” soup ladle:

Frenchway Cafe’s chef Clint Riguidel for his soup: Thai coconut curry w/ maple leaf crostini & optional shrimp

Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s chef Wayne Aastrom for his soup: Old cheddar and potato chowder with candied bacon

Do you want to see our official event photos from the talented Julie Fulsher? Please visit our Facebook page to see the photos.