Nüton Nutrition Education and the School Milk Program believe in recognizing schools for their dedication to student health and learning through the provision of meal and snack programs and participation in complementary school nutrition initiatives. Your school may be eligible to apply for a grant to support your school’s ongoing commitment to student nutrition.
Many meal and snack programs, especially in the second half of the school year, experience a gap in funds to purchase food and supplies that many students rely on to maintain nutritional health. Therefore, Nüton Nutrition Education and the School Milk Program have created a Loyalty Grant to help fill the need for additional funds. The Loyalty Grant is a top-up for schools who offer a meal and snack program funded through the support of a Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba (CNCM) grant, and who also participate in Nüton nutrition education programs as well as the School Milk Program.
First, a little about who we are...
Nüton Nutrition Education Programs
The registered dietitians at Nüton provide training and resources to Manitoba educators (I.e., teachers, early childhood educators) so they can help children develop positive relationships with foods by using experience-based learning to explore a variety of foods. Find out more here: https://nuton.ca/about/
School Milk Program
The School Milk Program (SMP) complements nutrition education and supports comprehensive school health by encouraging a nutritious food environment in schools. Schools on the Milk Program ensure students have access to milk at lunch. The SMP is not a nourishment program and does not subsidize milk. Find out more here: https://nuton.ca/program/school-milk-program/
Nüton programs and the School Milk Program are made possible through funding by the Dairy Farmers of Manitoba.
About the Loyalty Grant
By the end of the 2020/21 school year, we hope to assist 20 schools that are already using CNCM funding with up to $250 top-up grants to support their meal and snack programs. For example, grants can be used for: Food, milk, and/or meal and snack program supplies (I.e., utensils, dishes, disposables, soap, cooking equipment, etc.).
Eligibility Criteria Checklist for Manitoba Schools
The following is a list of criteria we require to apply for this grant.
- Recipient of a 2020-21 CNCM meal and snack program grant
- Registered for the School Milk Program (in 2019-20 or 2020-21)
- Has at least one teacher who attended a Nüton teacher workshop OR has a childcare facility attached that has attended Nüton’s Little Food Explorers workshop
Don’t meet the criteria or not sure? Here’s what to do next:
- Review the eligibility criteria checklist with your colleagues.
- If you do not meet the criteria for workshop attendance, sign up for a free teacher or early childhood educator workshop here: https://nuton.ca/program-category/educator-training/
If you already meet the criteria or anticipate you will meet the criteria within the school year, apply for the loyalty grant using the application form below.
Thank you for your continued efforts to support health among Manitoba children through nutrition education, a nutritious food environment, and meal and snack programs.