Another school in the Lakeland will be offering lunch every day of the school year. North Star Elementary School in Cold Lake has been giving funding under the Alberta Education School Nutrition program. The program was started as a pilot project in 2016. It is now estimated that 30,000 students across Alberta have access to the program.
Northern Lights Public Schools Chair Board Arlene Hrynyk says the meals mean a lot more to the students.
“Not only does this allow us to provide students with a nutritious meal, but it also helps students develop healthy eating habits and enhances the community atmosphere in the school as students share a meal together every day.”
The program is also used at Vera M. Welsh Elementary School and Aurora Middle School in Lac La Biche, which are also Northern Lights schools. The school board expects a total of 675 students from the three participating schools will receive a daily lunch through the program in 2018-2019. Two other schools, Kikino School and Caslan School, also provide lunch for students funded through a separate program.