In North Vernon, Indiana, fighting student hunger is a real community effort. This is especially true at Jennings County High School. The large, rural high school in southern Indiana has many students who receive free or reduced price lunches. Knowing the negative impact that hunger can have on learning, school staff felt that more could… Read more »
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Traditional school breakfast models can be limiting to students if breakfast is only offered in the cafeteria before the first bell. An effective, alternative method of boosting breakfast participation is to make it a part of the school day via the Grab and Go breakfast model.
Sometimes, you know you have to get involved because you can make a difference. That’s why Sara Brown, a health room assistant at Bordeaux Elementary School in Shelton, WA, works to fight student hunger. With over 70 percent of her students’ families as low-income or homeless, hunger is a real issue in her school.
We love school breakfast and Breakfast in the Classroom — and we know educators do, too! Whenever we help roll out a Breakfast in the Classroom program in a school or district, we hear so much positive feedback from all of the staff who are involved. Students who eat breakfast are more attentive in class, and learning… Read more »
Too often, through no fault of their own, students arrive at school without having their basic needs met. Educators know that you cannot teach a child until their basic needs are met, which includes relief from hunger.
It’s mid-morning in the classroom. One student has just walked in late. Another child’s stomach grumbles loudly. Yet another student raises her hand and asks to go to the nurse – she has a headache and stomachache. The students are fidgety, and many of them aren’t able to concentrate on the lesson. While there could… Read more »
This fall, we launched the Challenge to End Student Hunger alongside NEA Member Benefits and Bank of America. The goal was to raise awareness about student hunger in America and its impact on school success, and to support the student hunger-related work of NEA members, schools and local/state affiliates through an awards program.
THANK YOU for taking part in the 2015 Challenge to End Student Hunger Awards! Nobody knows the impact of hunger on students and school communities like you do; we are honored to have you help us bring this important issue to the national stage and to keep the dialogue going. The deadline for submissions has now passed,… Read more »