Texas Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller today announced the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is accepting applications for its 2018 summer nutrition
org) report - Hunger Doesn't Take A Vacation - nearly 1 in 6 low-income children nationally participated in summer nutrition
programs last year.
that would cut funding for the Economic Research Service by $3 million and spend that money instead on summer nutrition
programs for children.
Congregations are starting exercise ministries for families and summer nutrition
programs for children.
10) Maryland's state-funded "prekindergarten program ranks 6th in the nation" for percentage of children enrolled in the program; (11) In 2009, 78 percent of entering kindergartners were evaluated by their teachers as fully ready for school; and (12) Enrollment in Maryland's Project Lead The Way Biomedical Sciences and Engineering increased by 50 percent and 38 percent respectively from 2009 to 2010; (13) Maryland had the 2nd highest increase in the nation in summer nutrition
program; and (14) The Division of Rehabilitation Services (DORS) helped 1,075 people move from public benefits into employment.
It provided kids ages 10 to 15 with mostly sports activities and summer nutrition
Included were school breakfast and lunch, summer nutrition
and after-school nutrition programs, food programs in child and adult day care, as well as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC).
is also a concern due to the high number of students who depend on free and reduced-cost school meals during the academic year.
programs should reach more children
Department of Agriculture Food Nutrition Services, the Illinois State Board of Education, the Chicago Housing Authority, Chicago Public Schools, the Chicago Park District, Food Service Professionals and the Illinois Hunger Coalition has launched the 2008 Summer Nutrition
Program which provides free meals to Chicago's disadvantaged youth now through August 28, at 197 locations around the city.
According to a new FRAC report issued earlier this month, the number of children participating in the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Summer Nutrition
Programs increased last year, yet the need for greater access to meals during the summer months while school is out of session remains significant.
CPPP believes the upcoming reauthorization of the child nutrition programs and WIC (women, infants, and children) should provide the opportunity to improve access, meal quality and nutrition in the school breakfast and lunch, summer nutrition
, afterschool and child and adult care food programs, and in WIC.