I love Southern comfort food — but for kids food isn’t just comfort, it’s fuel. Expecting students to learn on an empty stomach is like serving soup without a spoon. A healthy school breakfast is as important to students as a textbook or pencil.
April 25, 2018
It’s hard to put a price tag on hunger, but a new report does just that: $2.4 billion. In 2016, that was the cost in Massachusetts alone for additional healthcare, special education, and lost work time related to food insecurity.
April 20, 2018
The winners of the Virginia Breakfast Challenge were announced this week with First Lady Pamela Northam.
April 13, 2018
Food & Nutrition Service professionals in Virginia’s Chesterfield County Public Schools (CCPS) went above and beyond for National School Breakfast Week this year. Their engaging breakfast program promotions helped boost school breakfast participation by 31% over the same time-frame last year! With a full schedule of programs available, school staff and parents were encouraged to make this week exciting and informative, highlighting the benefits and opportunities for students to enjoy a nourishing meal every morning at school.
March 20, 2018
Devils Backbone Brewing Company announced Tuesday that its Heartland Initiative program contributed over $290,000 to the local community and addressing food insecurity.
March 15, 2018
March is Women's History Month, so we thought we would take this opportunity to look back on some female movers and shakers from Herndon's early history.
March 10, 2018
Across the Commonwealth, we have already made great strides in ensuring that Virginia kids have access to the nutritious fuel they need to grow up healthy, strong and ready to learn. Over 10 million more breakfasts were served to Virginia students last school year compared to the same time four years ago.  That's a big deal, but we have the opportunity to connect even more students with school breakfast.
March 09, 2018