Nutrition Program


Our Nutrition Program, Healthy Mind, Healthy Body is funded by the Abbotsford Community Foundation and the Province of British Columbia Gaming Grant. This program allows us to feed hungry youth nutritious food each and every day! With this funding we are able to provide a healthy after school snack at our two youth drop-in centres and  dinner nights at each centre as well.

Our dinner program not only provides a healthy meal for up to 200 youth each year but it also provides youth with the opportunity to sit down around the table and share a meal family style with their peers and adult mentors who care about them. Through this program we educate youth on the importance of nutrition and provide life skills by teaching basic cooking technique. We believe that through this program we are building a stronger sense of community belonging and connectedness within the youth. We also believe that teaching the youth to cook affordable and nutritious meals will have a positive impact on their future health and financial security as well as on that of their families.

In addition to our dinner nights, we also host two lunches through the summer months.

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Recently we asked the youth what they enjoyed about dinner nights and this is what they had to say:

  • The food is always fresh and delicious
  • I get to try stuff my parents wouldn’t make at home!
  • So many of the ingredients I have never used before
  • I love to cook but don’t get a chance to do it at home much because my mom buys mostly premade stuff
  • The best thing about dinner night is that we get to sit and eat a warm meal with our friends

The Abbotsford Youth Commission would like to thank the Abbotsford Community Foundation

for their generous support of our Nutrition Program: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body.

We acknowledge the financial assistance of the Province of British Columbia.