As Amy Zrakovi recalls, a group of third-grade students at James River Elementary School approached her last year and said they wanted to end world hunger. A teacher mentioned she had worked with Rise Against Hunger to pack meals at another school. Everyone at James River liked the idea and got to work bringing that goal to life.
April 30, 2018
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
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