Summer Meals for KidsDuring the school year, many children receive breakfast and lunch through the School Breakfast and National School Lunch Programs. When school lets out many of these children are at risk of hunger. Hunger is one of the most severe roadblocks to the learning process. See Superintendent Memo 082-15 to find out more about the options for feeding children during summer months.
News Release, March 9, 2015Governor McAuliffe Announces School Divisions in Southwest Virginia and Richmond to Benefit from Grant to Fight Childhood Hunger – Innovative Demonstration Project will Connect Students to Nutritious Meals
Studies show that well-nourished students are better prepared to learn. To that end, schools help provide a healthy environment through nutritious meals, healthy snacks and opportunities for physical education and nutrition education. Through school nutrition programs, 670,000 lunches, 250,000 breakfasts and 7,240 afterschool snacks are served on a typical day in Virginia public schools.
VDOE provides leadership and assistance to school divisions in developing effective and comprehensive nutrition services that result in children making educated, healthful choices.