Nutrition Receipt Review and Data Synthesis
Nutrition, school meal program, data analysis, audit
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 review receipts submitted by all schools across Western Canada. From this, they will flag schools that are not meeting our nutrition standards and indicate items of concern. Students will determine the top five most reoccurring food items that are not supported by our nutrition guidelines and create a chart to demonstrate this data.
The goal of this project is to provide insight into what each breakfast program serves on a monthly basis. Determining the five most reoccurring "no-go" food items will allow BCC coordinators to focus their attention on certain items when providing nutrition training to school administrators and coordinators.
Student Assets and Skills (preferred or required)
- Detail oriented
- Comfortable using spreadsheets
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.
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 data collection and analytical skills.
- I think students will come to appreciate working strategically as a group to gather and synthesize data
- Through this project, students will develop an understanding of an understanding of the work that goes into upholding the programs that we support.
Providing BCC coordinators with the information they need to start conversations with school coordinators about avoiding the purchase of specific unhealthy foods that were found on their school’s receipts.
More broadly, this project advances our organization’s goals by providing information that will be used to help support the Club’s goal to encourage healthy eating habits and food literacy in our partners and the students we serve.