The facts are in: poor nutrition and lack of physical activity lead to lower academic achievement. When basic nutritional and fitness needs are met, children are better able to learn and achieve. Within the Pembina Trails School Division several schools offer breakfast programs to children who would otherwise go to school hungry. Close to 500 children are enrolled in these programs and approximately 200 are fed each day before school hours, free of charge. While the Pembina Trails School Division does provide funding to cover the employment costs of a program coordinator, it is up to the school to collect food and monetary donations for the actual meals. The amount of additional funding required per school ranges from $2,000 – $10,000.