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Breakfast Program


A healthy breakfast is not only a great way to start the day!  A 2012 study of 6000 students by the Toronto District School Board found "numerous benefits" result from eating morning meals, such as:

  • improved student behaviour or attitude
  • reduced tardiness
  • reduced incidence of disciplinary problems
  • improved ability to stay on "task"

West Park Elementary continues to provide a morning breakfast program.  All students are welcome to partake in the breakfast items offered which may include, but are not limited to:  toast and jam, pancakes, french toast, porridge, fruit, eggs, yogurt, cereal, milk, smoothies and more!

Food Donation

Food contributions can be made to our breakfast program at any time.

  • strawberry jam without chunks
  • margarine / butter
  • powdered hot chocolate
  • pancake mix (just add water type)
  • pancake syrup
  • frozen fruit (except papaya)
  • any pure fruit juice
  • cinnamon
  • brown sugar
  • quick oats
  • any fresh fruit
  • plastic spoons
  • small styrofoam cups with lids
  • large foil roasting pans


Our breakfast program could not run without the generous donations from our parent and business community.  If you or your business would like to make a one-time or a regular series of donations, please contact the school office.  There are many creative ways that businesses have supported breakfast program: 

  • to participate in jeans or casual Friday, employees must bring an item (box of cereal, oatmeal, loaf of bread) or cash to be donated
  • employees challenge their employer to meet or beat their donation
  • ask each employee to contribute a cash amount or breakfast item at regular staff meetings
  • some businesses and individuals simply write a cheque for the tax benefit
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