Meet Kaelyn, one of our #Toonies4Tummies Agents of Change!

January 26 2016

We'd love for you to get to know one of our Agents of Change!

Susan L Goldberg was deeply moved while she interviewed Kaelyn McCallum, a Grade 10 student at St. Ignatius High School in Thunder Bay. They discussed the impact student nutrition and food insecurity has on kids in school today.

Kaelyn McCallum

Kaelyn is part of a group of eleven youth ambassadors from all over Ontario who'll be in attendance at the very first Toonies for Tummies’ Agents of Change Nutrition Summit in Toronto.

Kaelyn grew up listening to her both of her parents who are teachers talk about the kids who came to school hungry without food or money to purchase food. Everyone has the right to have a proper meal so they can learn.

There, they’ll share their views with each other as well as representatives from industry, on how to collectively engage youth about the issues of food insecurity, and how to promote and advocate for school-based nutrition programs. Kaelyn will present her idea of holding a poster contest across Ontario, with school, city, regional and eventually provincial winning designs of posters highlighting issues of food insecurity to raise awareness.

We look forward to hearing Kaelyn give her presentation live on February 8th.

In the meantime, we invite you to read Susan and Kaelyn's interview in full.

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