Virginia Schools are closed because of the extreme cold we've been experiencing in our area, but the doors of Virginia Middle School are open and in the cafeteria, meals are being served.
January 10, 2018
Virginia students in line for school breakfast.
By leveraging the federal child nutrition programs, which have been in place since military leaders went to Congress at the end of World War II to express concern about the threat of malnutrition to our national and economic security, we have put the commonwealth on a sustainable path to end childhood hunger once and for all. The resources and insights we need to achieve our goals are already available; we simply need to maximize them to their greatest potential.
January 03, 2018
Virginia Beach City Public Schools has made “Breakfast After the Bell” a priority across all schools in 2017. The program takes breakfast out of the cafeteria and into the classroom while students are settling into their school day.
December 19, 2017
Nestlé leadership, First Lady of Virginia visit Arlington school in continued commitment to nutrition and ending childhood hunger
December 13, 2017
The prescription is an actual piece of paper – similar to what might be written for a drug prescription or referral to see another physician. It’s filled out with the name of the patient and date. It’s officially referred to as “RX for Good Nutrition Health.”
December 07, 2017
One in six children in Virginia live in families that struggle with hunger. According to a recent No Kid Hungry Virginia poll, 51 percent of voters know a family that has experienced hunger. Childhood hunger needs to be addressed.
December 06, 2017
The second annual Virginia Breakfast Challenge encourages state schools to get more students to eat breakfast through a program — “Breakfast After the Bell” — that aims to break the stigma of eating school breakfast.
November 28, 2017
The Cora Kelly program was made possible by $20,000 in grant funding from INOVA Foundation and No Kid Hungry. About 55 percent of Cora Kelly students participate in breakfast while nearly 91 percent are eligible for free and reduced meals. This program will bring participation to nearly 100 percent.
November 20, 2017
n Virginia, the McAuliffes have seen measurable gains. In the last three years, school breakfast participation rose from 53 percent to 61 percent, summer meals participation rose from 13 percent to 15 percent, and afterschool meals participation rose from 1 percent to 8 percent.
November 13, 2017