Power Full KidsTM at school

Kids who eat well, do well.

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  • Power Full Kids Eat Well

    Big changes are coming to the Power Full Kids | Eat Well program this fall, starting with a more consistent experience for students, and funding you can anticipate.

    73% of schools told us they wanted easy, fun activities students can enjoy with their classmates during mealtime, so this fall we’re launching www.powerfullkids.ca, President’s Choice Children’s Charity’s new education and program management platform designed to combine regular meals and snacks with activities to that encourage your students to connect with each other and their food.

    Also new this year, program funding will be disbursed by EFT directly into your school’s bank account. No more lost cheques, or mail delays. Your completed application must have the following forms attached for submission: EFT Deposit Approval Form, and a void cheque or Verification of Account letter from your banking institution confirming the account name and number. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

    • Program requirements

      Since this is a program, not a grant, participating schools are required to deliver the complete Power Full Kids | Eat Well program to students, which includes:

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        Power Full Kids activities incorporated into meal time

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        Power Full Kids meal planning tools used to maximize food budgets

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        20 cents per child per day to contribute the cost of food, up to $10,000

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        Meals delivered universally to your student population, on school property, 4 days per week, 36 weeks per year, or 144 days total

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        Meals containing at least 1 serving of fruits or vegetables, plus 1 serving of whole grain or protein per day, based on Canada’s Food Guide and/or Canada’s Food Guide for First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

    • Eligibility criteria

      To participate in the Power Full Kids | Eat Well program, schools must:

      • Be a Canadian public school (including First Nation, Inuit and Métis Nation operated schools)

      • Serve children and/or youth between junior kindergarten and the last year of high school, up to 18 years of age

      • Publicize your participation in the Power Full Kids | Eat Well program

      • When prompted, complete an Annual Report with the details of your program expenses, participation and testimonials. Failure to complete an Annual Report for any Power Full Kids program may impact future participation

    • Important dates

      • Application period: May 1 – June 24, 2022

      • Approval notifications: June 30, 2022

      • EFT disbursement: September 7, 2022

      • EFT receipt confirmation due : September 30, 2022

      Carefully review the Power Full Kids tips and FAQ prior to submitting you application:

  • Power Full Kids Equipment Fund

    Schools can receive up to $2,000 annually for the purchase the equipment necessary to deliver daily school food programs. This funding is not intended to cover the cost of food, consumable supplies, staff, travel, or equipment needed for the sole purpose of educating students.

    • Eligibility criteria

      To receive a Power Full Kids equipment funding, applicants must meet the following criteria:

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        Be a current Power Full Kids Eat Well participant

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        Must not have received a Power Full Kids Equipment funding within the same calendar year.

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        Provide a copy of receipts.

    • Application open year-round

      Allow 90 days for grant approval and delivery.

  • Power Full Kids Grow & Cook

    Schools that participate in the Power Full Kids | Grow & Cook program can receive funding to cover the cost of tools for students or classroom equipment intended to help educators incorporate food-based education into their lesson plans. Funding must be used for the specific purpose outlined below.

    • Tools for students

      Receive $50 per student, to a maximum of $5,000, for the purchase of growing OR cooking tools your students can keep.

    • Classroom equipment

      Receive up to $2,000 for the purchase of a growing system OR cooking equipment to be used in a classroom for education.

    • Eligibility criteria

      To participate in Power Full Kids | Grow & Cook program, applicants must meet the following criteria:

      • Be a participant in the Power Full Kids | Eat Well program during the current school year.

      • Must not have received funding for the Power Full Kids Grow & Cook program within the same calendar year.

      • Align food-based educational activities to the provincial curriculum and provide memorable learning experiences.

      • Provide a program report documenting your students’ experience.

    • Application open year-round

      Allow 90 days for funding approval and delivery.

      Carefully review the Power Full Kids tips and FAQ prior to submitting you application: