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Summer Meals Programs Help Stretch Summertime Food Budgets

No Kid Hungry - Share Our Strength

Post written by Kim Caldwell with the No Kid Hungry Center for Best Practices

Teachers, parents, and kids tell us all the time that childhood hunger doesn't take a vacation during the summer months. That's because kids who normally get a lunch or breakfast at school lose access to those meals when class lets out for summer break. This loss of healthy school meals means, for some families, summertime can be a time of financial uncertainty.

New findings by Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry campaign show that low-income families find it harder to make ends meet during summer months. In our national survey of 1,200 low-income families in the United States:

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Kumar Chandran

No Kid Hungry Starts with Breakfast

No Kid Hungry - Share Our Strength

More than 16 million children in the United States struggle with hunger, or one out of five kids. Teachers see this hunger firsthand in their classrooms. In a recent survey, three out of five K–8 public school teachers said they taught kids who regularly came to school hungry because they weren't getting enough to eat at home.

What if I told you that there was a solution? There is, and it's called school breakfast.

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Kristen Pekarek

National School Breakfast Week 2013

National School Breakfast Week

This week, the W.K. Kellogg Foundation and the School Nutrition Association are cosponsoring National School Breakfast Week!

Launched in 1989, the event is used to educate students, parents, and the community across the United States about the benefits of a healthy school breakfast. A recent study titled Ending Childhood Hunger: A Social Impact Analysis by whole child partner Share our Strength in collaboration with Deloitte, confirmed the benefits of a healthy, balanced breakfast at school—showing that school breakfasts are associated with positive, large-scale outcomes in education, economics, and health. This gives us even more reason to celebrate this week's events.

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