A Summer BreakSpot program that offers free nutritious meals to anyone 18 and younger all summer long has been started by the city and Duval County Public Schools to make sure children don’t go hungry in the community.
Thursday, June 16, 2016
Sitting in the sun behind Cook Elementary School, Ireflect Payne looked quizzically at a long, yellow summer squash in her hand.
“What is this?” the pre-kindergartener called out.
“It’s a summer squash,” said Constance Hawkins, one of Ireflect’s teachers.
And just like that, Cook’s farmer’s market had done its job.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
This school year, thousands of students in Delaware County relied on their schools for a free or reduced-price lunch.
At Muncie Community Schools alone, 4,017 were eating for free, according to Indiana Department of Education data. That leaves a big problem when school isn't in session, especially for students who aren't in summer camps or day care programs.
Monday, May 30, 2016
The program is an excellent example of a management company using its considerable resources to develop a solution for clients in a high-impact area requiring specific knowledge.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
To combat bullying in the Duval County Public Schools, all educators, faculty and frontline workers have undergone comprehensive training to ensure they could identify signs of bullying and know how to stop it.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
In the past two years, Amarillo ISD in Texas has achieved a meal participation increase of more than 22 percent in its high schools, as well as a 30.5 percent lift in a la carte sales and “overwhelmingly positive” customer feedback, thanks to an initiative called Amarillo Balance Kitchen.
Monday, May 16, 2016
During the school year more than 70 percent of Muncie Community Schools students rely on free or reduced price lunches. This year, the district will continue to feed its students through the summer.
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
Snack time at South Whidbey Elementary School is more like feeding time at the farm. The kids are so excited to eat they actually graze, chewing on plants that are still rooted in the ground.
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Have you ever wanted to give your opinion about the meals served at school? At Brockton High School, there are about 18 to 20 students who give their opinion about the meals every month.
Thursday, March 31, 2016
Fall Brook Elementary School second-grader Emiliani Mojica sat quietly enjoying a good book in her class on a recent Wednesday morning, as the students next to her shared some fun laughs and storytelling. There was a low key chatter throughout the room, while still more classmates worked on morning seat-work.
But, what has now become a regular routine in the classrooms at the school is that as the students work, they are also eating breakfast. This particular morning it included warm pancakes and fruit.
Friday, March 25, 2016