REGINA – Ten schools across Saskatchewan are each receiving $10,000 for winning the 10th Anniversary Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge.
“At Mosaic, we partner with organizations, like the Saskatchewan School Boards Association and Breakfast for Learning, who are making a difference for families and children in our province,” said Sarah Fedorchuk, Senior Director of Public Affairs for The Mosaic Company. “Food security is at the core of Mosaic’s mission. We recognize how improved nutrition can have a positive effect on a child’s ability to learn and we are excited to empower these Challenge winners with the funds they need to support their kids.”
The 10 winning projects have goals including expanding breakfast and snack programs, establishing indoor and outdoor gardens, furthering family and community involvement and increasing education about nutrition, cooking, food security, fire safety in the kitchen and Indigenous knowledge.
Together with the Saskatchewan School Boards Association and Breakfast for Learning, The Mosaic Company launched the Extreme School Makeover Challenge in 2006 to encourage grassroots initiatives to improve student nutrition.
“Breakfast for Learning is honored to work with The Mosaic Company and the Saskatchewan School Boards Association to help schools take student nutrition and nutrition education to the next level,” said Kelly Berlinic, Director Programs & Community Development at Breakfast for Learning. “Through improved facilities and enhanced programming, Saskatchewan students will reap the benefits of the Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge for years to come.”
Schools from across the province submitted their projects for the 10th Anniversary Mosaic Challenge to compete for a total of $100,000 in prizes. The schools receiving grants are in Saskatoon, Regina, Melfort, Kelliher, Meadow Lake, Preeceville, North Battleford and the Kahkewistahaw First Nation.
“There is great work being done to improve nutrition environments at schools throughout Saskatchewan,” said Connie Bailey, president of the SSBA. “We are proud to be able to recognize those efforts with the Challenge, thanks to our partnership with Mosaic and Breakfast for Learning.”
Backgrounder: 10th Anniversary Mosaic Challenge Winners