Give Children Healthy Food and Life Enriching Nutrition this summer!
While summer can be one of the most relaxing and exciting times of the year for most students, for some summer represents a time of stress and hunger. Each school year, the USDA’s National School Lunch Program provides free and reduced priced meals for more than 30 million under-resourced children. However, only one in seven of those same children receive healthy food over the summer, leaving the rest to fend for themselves throughout the hot summer months. The lack of access to healthy school meals, as well as healthy snacks and nutrition education provided by after-school programs, makes summer a difficult time to stay committed to choosing better-for-you foods – even more so in communities of need.
In response, Common Threads is excited to provide our nutrition and cooking education programs throughout the summer to reinforce healthy eating habits, while enhancing community-based enrichment programs. Common Threads’ Small Bites programming will provide over 32,000 children with healthy snacks this summer, while empowering them with the knowledge they need to continue making healthy choices on their own and with their families.
Your support can help Common Threads and our partners teach students to make healthy food choices while staying sharp, avoiding the summer slide and summer hunger!
Donations will go to support our students in our summer sites throughout the nation:
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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.