Introducing Our New TEAM!

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Have you ever felt like you could use some extra support for your nutrition program? Help planning a menu? An answer to a question about funding or food safety? If you have, you’ll love our new cram Nutrition Team.  Members of the cram Nutrition Team will be visiting programs, planning workshops, developing resources, answering questions, gathering ideas and keeping everyone up to date on the latest news and events.  Meet the team!

  • Maxine Meadows, Registered Dietitian
  • Clara Birnie, Registered Dietitian
  • Viola Prowse, Child Nutrition Council Executive Director

School Visits and Program Highlights


The cram Nutrition Team hit the road this October and visited 15 programs in the Parkland and Westman areas of Manitoba (in 4 days!). The trip was an opportunity to meet school nutrition champions and learn from different programs how they use resources creatively, provide nutritious foods and offer rich learning experiences. The Team also had the chance to provide support and assistance to programs facing challenges, big or small! Check out some of the trip highlights:

MacGregor, Manitoba


At MacGregor Elementary School, a student in grade 5 goes to each class to tally up how many breakfasts he will need to deliver.  Teachers prepare the breakfasts which are then delivered on a personalized cart (with flames decorating it).  Students enjoy their breakfasts during class.

Roblin, Manitoba


At Goose Lake High School the breakfast program is operated with the help of students who do the planning, shopping, preparation and clean up. While we were visiting, breakfast consisted of veggies and dip; orange slices, pears, and grapes; muffins and Wow butter; and an assortment of cereal with milk. Students were comfortable coming and going, sharing food and socializing. Leftovers from breakfast were put out later in the day for a snack.

Portage la Prairie, Manitoba

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La Verendrye School has a great snack program that is prepared and delivered to all 350 students in the school with help from Home Ec & Life Skills students. Students demonstrated their skill for teamwork as they toasted whole wheat bread, spread Wow butter, and delivered snacks to all classrooms. What a wonderful visit!

Reminders and Updates

NOV 26: 
Annual General Meeting, Nelson McIntyre Collegiate, 5:00p.m.
DEC 15: 
Reports due for Veg & Fruit Programs
Interim Reports due
MARCH 11: 
Stone Soup Fundraiser, MB Hydro Lobby, 11:30-1:30p.m.