A.J. Charbonneau Public School in Arnprior offers a variety of programs and services that help students succeed at school. The school has been offering a Snack Program for the past few years, with the assistance of the Renfrew County Food for learning grant and community partners. They offer healthy snacks at both nutrition breaks, prepared by their life skills program.  This program is offered to all grades, JK through Grade 8.  

By promoting healthy eating and providing nutrition programs in school settings, students have the potential of achieving optimal health, growth and intellectual development. Many children come to school without breakfast, for a variety of reasons.  This translates into a child’s inability to concentrate, increased restlessness and disruptive behavior, which affects the learning conditions in the classroom.

The Rotary Club of Arnprior is pleased to support this program and seen here presenting a cheque to Ms. Lisa Murphy, Principal of A.J. Charbonneau, is President Elect and Foundation Chair Gerhard Peters. 

 

Photograph courtesy of Vila Smith