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
No Kid Hungry Virginia has awarded more than $175,000 to 43 schools across 17 divisions across the Commonwealth in breakfast grant funding to pursue alternative ways to get more kids eating breakfast across Virginia.
November 07, 2017
Across the commonwealth, more than 300,000 children live in households that struggle with getting enough to eat. The principals in Southwest Virginia — as with principals across the commonwealth — provide the impetus for school meal programs that by all accounts are making gigantic strides in not only ensuring the health of thousands of students but also in helping give them a more stable foundation on which to learn and grow.
October 25, 2017
The Grants and Data Manager for the No Kid Hungry Virginia campaign will engage in the activities outlined below in coordination with Share Our Strength and key stakeholders. The Grants and Data Manager will oversee the implementation of strategies designed to enhance and improve service delivery models to increase participation in federal child nutrition programs across Virginia. The Grants and Data Manager will work in partnership with the Virginia Department of Education, and will be responsible for supporting all aspects of the No Kid Hungry Virginia Campaign.
October 24, 2017
Meals at school can serve as the majority of a student’s nutrition, said Sonya Islam, a dietitian at the Children’s Hospital of Richmond at Virginia Commonwealth University. This increases the importance, Islam said, of schools paying attention to what their students are eating.
October 23, 2017
As a product of public education and a person who greatly benefited from the free and reduced-meals program, let me put his and other minds at ease. I am a 38-year-old, well-functioning, productive member of society.
October 23, 2017
Most school buildings have space that goes either unused or underutilized. That was the case at the high school and middle school buildings in the Falls Church City Public Schools in Virginia. That is, until a group led by Foodservice Director Richard Kane and science teachers Peter Mecca and Jamie Lee decided about a year ago that some of the underutilized space at the schools could be put to better use.
October 13, 2017