REGINA – Ten Saskatchewan schools are each receiving $10,000 to support student nutrition after winning the Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge for 2018.
“This year we received a record 70 applications for the Makeover Challenge and the winning schools and their projects are once again impressive and inspiring,” said Sarah Fedorchuk, Vice-President, Public Affairs and Government Relations at The Mosaic Company. “We’re very excited to hear more about their efforts to make nutrition a daily part of student lives with the funding Mosaic provides.”
The grants will support winning projects that have goals including developing or upgrading indoor and outdoor kitchen and garden facilities; improving education for students and communities about nutrition, cooking, agriculture, food safety and First Nations and Métis knowledge; aiding in the path toward reconciliation; 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 Holy Trinity, Horizon, Ile a la Crosse, Northern Lights, Prairie Valley, Regina Catholic, Regina Public and Saskatoon Public school divisions and Muskoday First Nation.
With Mosaic and the SSBA as partners, the Makeover Challenge began in 2006, to encourage grassroots initiatives to improve student nutrition.
“We are grateful for the ongoing generous support from Mosaic in funding this effort,” said Dr. Shawn Davidson, SSBA President. “We are very proud of our continued partnership in support of the Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge and promoting improved nutrition environments for students in our province.”
Backgrounder: Mosaic Extreme School Makeover Challenge 2018 Winners