Canada

Manitoba extends home nutrition and learning program amid COVID-19

The Manitoba government is putting in $2 million to extend its home nutrition and learning program.

The program provides nutritious breakfasts to participating children during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Read more: Manitoba looks to deliver food to low-income families while school meal programs cancelled

“Our government understands that learning is enhanced by healthy foods that fuel children and set them up for success,” Families Minister Rochelle Squires said in a government release.

“This funding will ensure that thousands of children continue to receive nutritious breakfasts to start their days off right and to support their learning goals.”

Providing healthy meals and snacks to kids in local schools – Mar 12, 2019

The province says the new money builds on $5.1 million already invested in the program, which launched last June.

Trending Stories

Story continues below advertisement

Government officials say the program will now be extended until the end of August.

Read more: Manitoba announces new funding for mental health, addictions initiatives

The program is delivered by Andrews Street Family Centre Inc. and Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre Inc. in Winnipeg, Samaritan House in Brandon, Cross Lake Community Council in Cross Lake and Bayline Regional Round Table.

The province says in February meal kits were delivered weekly to nearly 2,500 families with more than 6,400 children.

Story continues below advertisement

View link »

Football news:

Griezmann spoke with Hamilton and visited the Mercedes boxes at the Spanish Grand Prix
Barcelona feels that Neymar used it. He said that he wanted to return, but extended his contract with PSG (RAC1)
Aubameyang to the Arsenal fans: We wanted to give you something good. I am sorry that we could not
Atletico did not lose at the Camp Nou. Busquets' injury is the turning point of the match (and the championship race?)
Verratti injured his knee ligaments in PSG training. Participation in the Euro is still in question
Neymar's contract in one picture. Mbappe wants the same one
Manchester United would like to sign Bellingham in the summer, not Sancho. Borussia do not intend to sell Jude