|One in Ten Children Live Below the Poverty Line...|
But that is only one of the many reasons children go to school hungry each day. Several factors, including long commutes, busy morning routines and lack of supervision during meal times contribute to the fact that thousands of students may not be getting the nourishment they need to fuel their school day.
In addition, childhood obesity rates, Type 2 diabetes and health-related issues continue to rise, making the need to educate communities about proper child nutrition even more important.
Studies show that well-nourished students have improved memory, problem-solving skills and creative abilities – overall, they perform better in school. Through feeding hungry stomachs, we also nurture strong minds and provide students with the best chance at success possible.