Tag: food


How California schools can deliver on the promise of universal meals

October 12, 2022

Via: EdSource

The White House recently announced a plan to work with Congress this year to expand access to free school meals for 9 million more students — part of a larger step toward enabling “universal meals” in schools across the country. […]


Food crisis in school cafeterias is a wake-up call for the USDA

March 4, 2022

Via: K-12 Dive

Students learning in classrooms with in-person instruction is a welcome reprieve for many families across the country. At home, however, American families are paying more for groceries, gas and housing. Food prices have climbed to their highest since 2011, according […]


Hunger on campus: Finding help for food insecurity

March 18, 2021

Via: eCampus News

Even before the COVID-19, food insecurity among college and university students was a growing problem. Food insecurity is defined by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) as “a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy lifestyle.” […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Economics

Report: Afterschool Nutrition Program shows significant expansion, but needs more funding

October 24, 2019

Via: Education Dive

From food trucks in to in-school pantries, districts continue to seek ways to keep students fed, even after the dismissal bell rings. Sixty percent of the 20 million students who qualify for free and reduced lunches say they return to […]

Educational Stages, Secondary Education

These 3 tactics are helping schools tackle food insecurity

April 24, 2019

Via: Education Dive

For many of the 20 million children qualifying for free-and-reduced lunches, school is the only place they get to eat. Research shows 60% of low-income students report going to school on an empty stomach, and it gets worse during the […]

Informal learning

Nonprofit works to make sure students don’t go hungry

February 11, 2016

Via: Education Week

SOUTH PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A local nonprofit is working to ensure that students in the South Portland area don’t go hungry during an upcoming break in classes. The Locker Project is helping to stock the shelves of food pantries […]