(Winnipeg, MB – October 6, 2006) -- There is no better way to start your day than with a nutritious breakfast and thanks to local support from the Manitoba Canola Growers Association and Agriculture in the Classroom – Manitoba (AITC-M), that is just what students at Marion School are going to do on October 13th. The menu will feature only locally grown products for a completely ‘Made in Manitoba Breakfast’.
The Made in Manitoba Breakfast menu consists of Manitoba products—eggs, flax pancake mix, milk, canola margarine, pork sausage and maple syrup. The breakfast will be served by local so students are able to associate a local face with the foods they eat.
In addition to serving breakfast, representatives from Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba Inc will also serve an educational message about agriculture. The menu will be supplemented with some fun, interactive learning activities which link Manitoba farms to the food students eat. Students will also learn why the agriculture industry and farmers are so important to our province and our economy.
“Getting involved in elementary schools and helping students understand the importance of agriculture in their daily lives is what the Ag in the Classroom program is all about,” said Johanne Ross, executive director of Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba. “Most kids living in urban centres have very little knowledge of how their food is produced and the vital role farmers play in making sure they have food to eat.”
The Made in Manitoba Breakfast at Marion School is sponsored by the Manitoba Canola Growers Association and is a part of their 10th Anniversary celebration of the Canola Learning Centre. Support is also provided by The Dairy Farmers of Manitoba, the Manitoba Pork Council, The Manitoba Egg Producers, other producers and commodity groups.
Agriculture in the Classroom Manitoba is a non-profit organization supported by individuals and the agriculture industry. It’s mandate is to heighten the awareness and importance of agriculture in Manitoba schools. The organization runs several programs throughout the year including the Amazing Agriculture Adventure, the Teacher Learning Adventure, farm tours and other special events. AITC-M also develops and distributes teacher resources to help deliver agriculture information for use within the school curriculum.
Media are invited to attend these events. Please contact us to make arrangements.
For more information, please contact:
Agriculture in the Classroom-Manitoba Inc.
(204) 867-0437 (cell)