The Morning Blend


75% Of School Nutritionists Concerned About Food Insecurity

Posted at 8:00 AM, Sep 28, 2021
and last updated 2021-09-28 08:00:46-04

Research shows that children receive their healthiest meal at school and are more essential than ever for hunger relief among children and youth.

The US Department of Agriculture extended universal school meals through the 21/22 school year, allowing schools to provide safe, healthy meals free of charge to ALL students who request them without requiring proof of need. This dramatically expands the program but schools need to find resources to meet the demand and prevent School Hungernomics – the short- and long-term consequences of child food insecurity to get even worse

GENYOUth, a leading non-profit dedicated to creating healthier school communities, is sounding the alarm about School Hungernomics and offering suggestions on solutions to address the problem.