Eye on Education

The Impact of School Nutrition Programs

Until the 1960s, Americans didn’t really have a grasp on the big picture extent of child hunger across America. But as EdWeek reports, it’s still a current problem. Twenty percent of homes with kids are considered food insecure, leaving many to rely on school-provided meal programs.

Yet pockets of child hunger persist America’s understanding of the scale and effects of hunger has grown since President Lyndon B. Johnson established and strengthened many of the country’s food assistance programs 50 years ago.

Read more at: www.edweek.org

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