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
"Food is making our kids sick and getting them to change their relationship to food, to eat more fruits and vegetables, can really change everything. We can save the health of our children," said Ann Cooper, Fairfax County, Director of Food Services.
October 13, 2017
In addition to the goal of making sure no child goes hungry, Hill said the school district wanted to promote its breakfast program so more families would be aware of it. Overall, she said she was very pleased with how the school’s participation in the Day of Action went.
October 04, 2017
First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe paid a visit to Prince William Potomac High School to observe its “second-chance breakfast” line last Friday. Since Potomac High first piloted the second-chance breakfast line last year, the number of breakfast meals served at school each day jumped from 400 to nearly 800.
October 03, 2017