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Proper nutrition is an essential component in the growth and development of young children’s minds and bodies. In order to ensure that Jamaican basic schools provide the right level of nutrition for their young students, the ECC has developed a set of detailed guidelines and dietary requirements that each early childhood educational institution is encouraged to follow.
The Gore Family Foundation works closely with the Principal and cook in each of our target schools, training them to ensure that the ECC guidelines are met and that all of the students are well-fed and ready to learn, grow and develop. We offer workshops to the school’s administration and kitchen staff. For a relatively low cost, two companies -‘Delicious Occasions’ and ‘Island Network’ -conduct nutritional workshops in the schools. The kitchen staff must sign up to the official ‘Island Nutrition Network’. In addition to monitoring, we are supported by Jamaica Island Nutrition so that we ensure what happens in the kitchen is up to standard.
The Gore Family Foundation rewards the successful kitchens in our schools by providing cooking utensils and other necessary equipment as required by the ECC’s nutritional guidelines.
All the above initiatives are intended to enable the schools to feed and nurture their young charges in a way that provides them with the very best chance to learn, grow and develop properly at this early stage of their education, so that they too, can then have the opportunity to succeed and contribute to their communities and country as they enter adulthood.
Gore Family Foundation – On a Nutrition Mission!
The Gore Family Foundation has hosted 1-day training workshops at Arnold Road, Sylvia Foote, St. Anne’s Infants, Amy Bailey and Sandhurst Basic Schools to ensure that good nutrition prevails in our basic schools.
The Gore Family Foundation consulted with a nutritionist to compile menus with the express purpose of implementing proper nourishment for our students’ good health, development, growth and of course, to enhance and facilitate learning.
A 1-day all-inclusive training session was held with the schools’ cooks who all did well and were glad for the additional knowledge on how to ensure good nutrition is ‘served up’ every time for those youngsters starting out.
Our IT Playmates continue to work with the cooks in our basic schools to help with adherence to the menus for the children’s good health, energy, stamina, overall improvement and upgrade of their learning abilities. The possibilities are endless!