Breakfast Club of Canada: Cooking for Kids – A Recipe Book for School Meal Programs

 

 

 

 

 

Project Summary

Purpose

This project is an opportunity to engage with one of Canada's leading non-profit agencies, the Breakfast Club of Canada

  • The goal of this project is to develop an accessible, fun recipe book that schools can use to serve healthy breakfasts to students, while maintaining a strict budget.

Areas of Focus

  • School hunger and nutrition programs
  • Community food and hunger assets
  • Recipe book design

Skills

  • Nutrition
  • Cooking
  • Budgeting
  • Graphic design / writing

Location

  • The majority of the work will be done remotely, with occasional meetings taking place both on campus and at our downtown Vancouver office (Granville and Pender). We will also visit a school breakfast program at the beginning of the term.

Special Considerations

  • Availability in the morning to visit school feeding program in Vancouver is highly recommended

Organization Information

Name

Breakfast Club of Canada

Mission + Vision

Breakfast Club of Canada is a Canada-wide non-profit that has worked for the last 20 years to provide nutritious breakfasts to students before class each morning. Our mission is to ensure that all students have access to a healthy breakfast in a safe, supportive environment so that they can do their best in school. Today, we support over 1,400 schools across Canada, serving breakfast to over 150,000 students each morning.

Primary Contact

  • Contact Persons: Robin Ryan
  • Email: robin.ryan@breakfastclubcanada.org
  • Address: 411 – 470 Granville St, Vancouver
  • Phone: 604-685-2220
  • Website: www.breakfastclubcanada.org
  • Best time(s) method(s) to contact: Email

Project Description

  • The goal of this project is to develop an accessible, fun recipe book that schools can use to serve healthy breakfasts to students, while maintaining a strict budget. The recipes in this book will adhere to strict cost requirements, provide nutritional information, and be tailored toward easy-to-prepare (or store) meals that can be made for large groups of students.
  • The production of this book will support the Club’s goal to encourage healthy eating habits and food literacy in our partners and the students we serve.

Skills Preferred + To Be Developed

  • Nutrition
  • Cooking
  • Budgeting
  • Graphic design / writing

Preferred Days of Week and Hours

  • We are very flexible with our hours, although students wishing to see a breakfast program in action will need to find a weekday where they are available at 8am.

Experiential Learning Opportunities

  • We will encourage group members to visit one of our local breakfast programs to see it in action

Expected Outcomes

Learning Outcomes

I hope students will learn about…

  • School meal programs

I think students will come to appreciate…

  • Working within budgetary and time constraints

Students will develop…

  • Understanding of the work that goes into building a targeted tool to meet the specific needs of a vulnerable population.

Organizational Outcomes

  • Greater number of tools to support nutrition for our programs
source: http://wiki.ubc.ca/Course:LFS350/Projects/Fall2017/BCC