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Child Nutrition

Child Nutrition
A new study recently featured on National Public Radio shows how early experiences with food insecurity may negatively affect children’s academic and social skills when they enter kindergarten years later.
Child Nutrition
Afterschool programs can strengthen their efforts to fight child hunger by collaborating with anti-hunger organizations. Anti-hunger organizations can help guide afterschool programs as they implement nutrition programs, including afterschool meals and summer meals. They can also share their expertise on effective community outreach, marketing and improving meal quality and appeal. In a recent blog from The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, Misha Marvel, child nutrition programs specialist for Hunger Solutions New York, and Maureen Fitzgerald, director of advocacy for the Hunger Task Force of Milwaukee, answered questions about how to partner with anti-hunger organizations.
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Hunger Solutions New York today released its annual statewide report on school breakfast participation, School Breakfast: Reducing Child Hunger, Bolstering Student Success.
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New York State’s national ranking for reaching low-income students with school breakfast dropped from 39th in the 2014-2015 school year to 42nd in the 2015-2016 school year, in the annual School Breakfast Scorecard released by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), a national anti-hunger advocacy group.
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Hunger Solutions New York is joining in nationwide efforts to promote the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) during this year’s National CACFP Week, March 12-18.
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To promote the upcoming release of our school breakfast report, we’ve launched an awareness initiative using Thunderclap, a website that enables people to post a pre-determined message to Twitter, Facebook or Tumblr all on the same day and at the exact same time, to achieve maximum effect. It’s like an online flash mob to promote the School Breakfast Program and the findings in our new report. Our message will hit social media March 8, the report release date.
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For the 1.6 million NYS students who may rely on healthy school meals, time off from school can mean coping with food hardship. Fortunately, some sponsors of afterschool and summer meals have the option to serve meals on weekends and during school breaks. With winter and spring breaks approaching, we urge sponsors to explore the opportunity to serve meals during those times.
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This edition features info on: upcoming state trainings for serving meals to kids after school, during summer and while in child care; recent summer meals webinar for libraries; our new ChildCareMealsNY.org and AfterschoolMealsNY.org websites; summer meals sponsor survey results; our soon-to-be-released school breakfast report, and more!
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Last July, less than 1 in 3 kids and teens who relied on school meals to power their learning had access to healthy meals through the Summer Food Service Program. Share the schedule of these regional trainings to end summertime hunger in your community: raise awareness, provide space to one of our state’s summer meals sponsors, or serve snacks or meals to fortify your summer program. Thanks to the dedicated efforts of 348 sponsors, kids and teens throughout New York State were able to eat at over 3,000 locations, including parks, pools, playgrounds, recreation centers, schools, camps, housing authorities, libraries, and other places in their neighborhoods.

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