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Oats for Breakfast Nutrition Support Bursary



We are all connected to agriculture through the food we eat, clothes we wear, and the products we use. While many of us are privileged to have the ability to choose from the variety of foods available, the reality is that not all people in Alberta are food secure. Statistics Canada reported that grocery bills increased 9.7 percent over the past year. It is difficult to focus on learning when your body is deprived.


While most of our programs and resources are purely educational in nature, we intend to offer a school nutrition bursary to a select number of high need schools. Our hope is that by filling students’ bellies, they are open to filling their minds with cool and exciting information about agriculture.

We are excited to offer bursaries to support in-school nutrition programs. The bursaries may be used toward oats and oat-based foods for student breakfast or snacks.


Oats for Breakfast!

This opportunity is open to both urban and rural schools in the province and will be awarded based on demonstrated need. The Oats for Breakfast project will take place April – June 2023. 10 bursaries will be awarded to schools to be spent on oats and oat-based foods for in-school breakfast. Oat items may be purchased, however if a school has a class that wants to cook with oats that is wonderful as well. We encourage teachers to send in photos of their students cooking and baking with oats as well as enjoying them. In addition, we are also encouraging comments and quotes from teachers and students on learnings, benefits and reactions to the program. Photos and comments may be submitted at the bottom of this page.

In addition to the bursary funds, all schools will be provided with student take home recipe and information cards, designed to build awareness of oat nutrition, common oat-based food items, and oat production in Alberta. 

Submit the application below to be considered for a bursary by

May 5, 2023.


 We are no longer accepting applications for this program.


We are no longer accepting applications for this program at this time.

General Information

School Contact Information

School Information

Current school population

Geographic Situation

Breakfast Program Information

Eligibility Criteria

- Ensure the Oats for Breakfast program is universal by encouraging the participation of all students.

- Ensure a system is in place to provide financial accountability and sustainability.

- Promote healthy eating through positive role-modeling and food and nutrition education.

- Operate in a location that is safe, universally accessible and welcoming.

- Prepare, store, and serve food and beverages using safe food handling practices in accordance with provincial/territorial regulations      and local public health agencies.

- Respect and comply with existing school board health, safety protocol.

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