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The province is extending the Home Nutrition and Learning Program until the end of the year to ensure kids have access to a nutritious breakfast.
According to a press release, the province will spend $1.4 million on the extension, which builds on the $2.5-million pilot project announced in June.
Under the program, families will keep receiving packages of healthy food, recipes and learning activities developed by the Child Nutrition Council of Manitoba.
"We are continuing to work with our partners across the province to deliver breakfast packages to thousands of children who might otherwise experience food disruption due to the COVID-19 pandemic," Families Minister Heather Stefanson said in a press release.
"An extended pilot project will also provide us with more information for an evaluation to help us determine next steps. The online resources developed for the Home Nutrition and Learning Program continue to be available to all families, filled with child-friendly recipes and fun, educational activities."
The program is delivered locally by Samaritan House Ministries.
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