REGINA – After winning the Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge for 2017, 10 Saskatchewan schools are each receiving $10,000 to support student nutrition.
“At Mosaic, we partner with organizations, like the Saskatchewan School Boards Association, 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 grants will support winning projects that have goals including developing or expanding school and community gardens; improving education for students and communities about nutrition, cooking, agriculture, food safety and First Nations learnings; purchasing kitchen equipment; and, developing or furthering breakfast and snack programs.
Many schools from across the province submitted their projects to compete for a total of $100,000 in prizes, provided by Mosaic. Schools receiving grants this year are part of the Good Spirit, Greater Saskatoon Catholic, Northwest, Prairie South, Saskatchewan Rivers, Saskatoon Public and Horizon school divisions; the Conseil des écoles fransaskoises; and, Key First Nation and Muskowekwan First Nation.
With Mosaic and the SSBA as partners, the Extreme School Makeover Challenge began in 2006, to encourage grassroots initiatives to improve student nutrition.
“We are proud of our ongoing partnership with The Mosaic Company in support of the Extreme School Makeover Challenge,” said Dr. Shawn Davidson, SSBA President. “We are very grateful for Mosaic’s continued generosity in funding this effort and promoting improved nutrition environments for students across Saskatchewan.”
Backgrounder: Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge 2017 Winners