SCHOOL NEWS RELEASE
Prince Edward Public School
949 Giles Blvd. East
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 17, 2013
Mrs. Teresa Iandolo, Principal
Jennifer Minovski, Key Communicator
Serving Up Love One Student at a Time
-Prince Edward Students Learning Healthy Eating Habits-
Herma Brown, an Educational Assistant at Prince Edward Public School, runs the Breakfast and Snack Program along with students and teachers to give every child a healthy start to each and every school day.
“All Prince Edward students are welcome to enjoy our nutritious and delicious food,” says Brown “Students need a healthy breakfast and snacks throughout the day in order to be focused on lessons. If I can do my part, I will.”
Each morning students are treated to warm, home cooked meals such as pancakes, French toast and their own creation of an egg sandwich; and throughout the day a variety of snacks are delivered to each classroom.
“I don’t mess around,” says Herma “When you are feeding all of the children that we do, you have to run the kitchen like a well-oiled machine. I’m also teaching the students who help out with me important work habits and skills they will hopefully use later in life.”
With grants and community support from Breakfast for Learning, Good Fellows, Forgotten Harvest and the Ontario Student Nutrition Program Prince Edward's program has been very beneficial for the school community since moving from the First Lutheran Church across the street to their own on-site kitchen.
The students definitely are very appreciative and can taste the love through the food she and the volunteers prepare. “Ms. Brown’s fresh banana loaf reminds me of my Grandma’s homemade banana bread.” Said Cloey Bennet, a grade 7 student.
For more information contact Principal Teresa Iandolo @ 519- 253- 1119.