Nutrition-Oriented Videos for School Meal Program Coordinators
Nutrition, school meal program, school food, recipe video, training video
Mission and Vision of Organization
Breakfast Club of Canada is a Canada-wide non-profit that has worked for the last 23 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 1,600 schools across Canada, serving breakfast to over 200,000 students each morning.
Guiding Principles + Values
We work to promote the core values of engagement, enrichment and empowerment, and we team up with communities and local partners to develop solutions adapted to their specific needs
- Primary Contact Person(s): Danelle Kvalheim
- Email: Danelle.Kvalheim@breakfastclubcanada.org
- Address: 411-470 Granville Street, Van. BC
- Phone: 604-685-2220
- Website: http://www.breakfastclubcanada.org/
- Best time(s) method(s) to contact: Email
Students will work to research, develop, and deploy three 1-1.5 minute videos aimed at educating breakfast coordinators about nutrition. The concept of these videos are to be determined by the students with guidance from the BCC nutrition team. Video ideas include highlighting several low-budget healthy recipe ideas, targeting special food groups, etc.
The goal of this project is to develop three informative, fun videos that school breakfast coordinators can use as inspiration to serve healthy breakfasts to students, while maintaining a strict budget, reducing waste etc. The videos will provide nutritional information, and be tailored toward easy-to-prepare (or store) meals that can be made for large groups of students. The group’s challenge will be creating videos that are concise (one minute and a half or less), yet adequately convey the group’s key messages. The production of these videos will support the Club’s goal to encourage healthy eating habits and food literacy in our partners and the students we serve.
Student Assets and Skills (preferred or required)
- MUST have film or film editing skills
- Detail oriented
Student Assets and Skills (to be developed)
- Collaboration skills with teammates and the BCC staff
- Professional communication skills
- Time management
Criminal record check required?
- Not required
The majority of the work will be done remotely, with occasional meetings at our downtown Vancouver office (Granville and Pender). Students will also have the opportunity to visit a school breakfast program at the beginning of the term.
Preferred Days of Week and Hours
TBD by group members.
Project/Partner Orientation Materials
Visit the organization website for background information.
Possible video/film style examples (to be discussed in first meeting):
Related Community Service Opportunities for Students
We will visit a school breakfast program at the beginning of the term.
- I hope students will learn about school meal programs, children and youth nutrition, and further develop their filming and editing skills.
- I think students will come to appreciate working creatively as a group within budgetary and time constraints to produce a useful resource for schools.
- Through this project, students will develop an understanding of the work that goes into building a targeted tool to meet the specific needs of a vulnerable population.
The videos will be an additional tool to support nutrition for our programs
More broadly, this project advances our organization’s goals by equipping the coordinators at the schools we support with resources to improve their knowledge of nutrition, which in turn, they can pass on to their students via healthier breakfast options.