Fortunately, school aged children have access to breakfast and lunch through federal school breakfast and lunch programs. There are about 20 million children who receive free or reduced-price lunches. Unfortunately, most of those children don’t have meal programs to feed them during the summer months.
Does your community have a plan to feed children who don’t have regular access to food during the summer months?
One great example is in Albuquerque where there are just over 150 sites that serve food to children age 1 to 18 during the summer months.
If your community doesn’t have a food program in place, are there things you do to ensure your students have nutritious meals when they aren’t in school? As we know, poor nutrition is linked to lower cognitive development.