I am delighted to announce that I will be judging tomorrow’s #WrapUpWithRice cooking competition. 3 teams of students from Toronto Foundation for Student Success Beyond 3:30 program will be competing. Each team has the chance to win money for their program and school’s nutrition program and a great experience at Cafe Belong at the Evergreen Brick Works
The Beyond 3:30 programs sound great and include providing an in-school place for kids to go from 3:30-6:30 every school day. Students can go in for homework support, a healthy meal, sports, cooking and other opportunities that are often out of reach for families facing poverty issues.
Last year, 72% of beyond 3:30 students said they gained a much better understanding of nutrition and food preparation, 68% became much more physically active, and over 70% improved their grades.