While summer can be one of the more relaxing and exciting times of the years, we also know that it is a time where learning loss can occur, typically referred to as the “summer slide” and often happens with students are not engaged in educational programming during the summer break (Source). Common Threads is excited to be working in our communities this summer to provide our nutrition education and culinary education programs which reinforce healthy eating habits, which are also at-risk over the summer and may lead to obesity and other chronic diet-related diseases over time.
Our summer programs are offered in partnership with summer educational programs to provide children with healthy snacks, and arm them with the nutrition knowledge they need to continue making healthy choices this summer. With your support, we can serve 27,000 students who may not otherwise be able to engage in Common Threads programming.
Common Threads will offer our digital learning platform, commonbytes.org, throughout the summer month. Commonbytes is an online game designed to teach elementary and middle school students nutrition and health eating.
For further reading, click here for the Food Research & Action Center’s 2017 Summer Nutrition Status report.
Click here for the Brookings Institute's Summer learning loss: What is it, and what can we do about it?
Click here to make a difference. You can empower children to make healthy choices throughout the summer so that they can stay healthy and succeed in the classroom during the school year.