Approximately 85,000 of the 128,000 students in Duval County participate in the Free and Reduced Lunch Program according to Duval County Public Schools.
Now that school is out for the summer, the access to food significantly decreases for those children.
Monday, June 5, 2017
Branford Public Schools (BPS) are preparing for another summer of free meals for kids and teens 18 and under. The program is supported by a USDA grant won by BPS, based in part on Branford's percentage of free and reduced lunch participants, which now totals approximately 27 percent of all public school students.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
Given the chance, most kids like to learn about food and healthy eating choices.A Chicago-area nonprofit, Pilot Light, ran a food education program for 1,500 elementary school students and found that 95 percent enjoyed food lessons.
Thursday, June 1, 2017
The last day of school is approaching which means the Bay District Schools Summer Meals program is about to start. The program served more than 1,400 lunches to kids each day last year.
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
After years of serving processed, reheated, pre-packaged lunches, some Western Washington schools are going back to good old-fashioned cooking from scratch.
Their goal is to serve meals prepared in an actual kitchen, with fresh ingredients for thousands of picky kids. That’s a tough assignment.
Thursday, May 18, 2017
Lunch is going to be a little more interesting at Montgomery Upper Middle School and Montgomery High School next year.
That's because in addition to the traditional lunch menu, a special chef's display station will be set up twice a month at the upper middle school and twice a month at the high school.
Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Every day at 9 a.m., students wheel coolers of food into each classroom at Mary E. Baker School in Brockton.
For 8-year-old Jonalyce Hampton-Roderick, it’s a highlight of the day. She loves the food.
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Much like the opening of the Roberts Park pool, the opening of the Farmers’ Market or the end of the school year mark the beginning of summer in Fayette County, so does another local institution which is returning for another year.
The Fayette County School Corporation and Chartwells will once again team together this summer on their “Spartan Summer Food Van” program, offering local children 18 and under a free meal Monday thru Friday at various stops in the community.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017
The winning dish at the Dublin City School District’s third annual student chef cook-off was inspired by a love of Japanese culture.
This year’s competition was held at Dublin Jerome High School teams from Jerome and Dublin Coffman High School participated.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017
Elementary and secondary students in Duval County Public Schools (DCPS) “chopped” their way to culinary glory on Tuesday, April 25th, where they competed in a head to head culinary competition, Chartwells Chopped.
Thursday, April 27, 2017