Greene County knows that every child deserves breakfast, not just on testing day –their alternative breakfast models are proof of that. Their recent breakfast “taste test” event got students ready for a full day of SOLs and exposed more students to the cafeteria’s wide variety of morning meal options.
March 20, 2017
“As the principal, I have the responsibility to feed all students. In the traditional way of serving school breakfast, we might reach 30% of kids, now we reach 70%. I’ll take that any day.” – Clint Mitchell, Principal, Fairfax County
March 15, 2017
We all know the feeling in the pit of our stomachs from childhood (and some of us from parenthood) when being called to the principal’s office. “Oh no. I am in trouble.” One in 6 children in the U.S. are in trouble and they do have a bad feeling in the pit of their stomachs, not because they are in trouble, but because they suffer from hunger. And, ironically, the principal’s office may be best places to make this feeling go away.
March 14, 2017
Unfortunately, for over 13 million kids in this country, going to school hungry is the norm. One in five children in the United States live in food insecure households, which means they lack consistent access to enough food.
March 10, 2017
Breakfast is not a meal taken lightly at Bensley Elementary School. Bessie Cooper, Bensley’s longtime principal, knows that if they didn’t have access to breakfast at school, many of her students would go hungry until lunch.
March 09, 2017
Breakfast at Warhill used to be a slow-paced affair. Students would roll in at about 7 a.m. and have to be in class 15 minutes later, leaving little time to eat. Before the end of last semester, Hichman and the kitchen staff would serve between 75 and 80 students. A schedule change at the beginning of February hiked that number to a daily total of about 200, said Pam Dannon, a registered dietitian with Williamsburg-James City County Schools School Health Initiative Program.
March 08, 2017
Chesterfield elementary school students shared breakfast with some special guests Thursday morning. Gov. Terry McAuliffe and his wife Dorothy kicked off National School Breakfast Week by taking a tour of Bensley Elementary School’s Breakfast After the Bell program.
March 03, 2017
Spring has sprung, but Virginia's childhood nutrition stakeholders are already planning for the summer!
March 01, 2017
On Monday, February 6, Amy Biestek, No Kid Hungry Virginia Regional Associate, began her week of shadowing with Office of Food and Nutrition Services (FNS) in Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). The agenda for the week was jam-packed and included meetings, covering topic such as procurement and finances, as well as site visits to see FCPS’ various nutrition programs in action. Amy was excited for what the week had in store!
February 27, 2017