First Lady of NC Kristin Cooper

No Kid Hungry NC To Help Governor’s Office Develop Plan For Expanding Access to School Breakfast

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A team representing the state of North Carolina has been selected to attend the School Breakfast Leadership Institute in Chicago this June. School Breakfast Program Manager Helen Roberts will represent No Kid Hungry NC on the Institute team, which also includes: Ilina Ewen, Chief of Staff to the First Lady of North Carolina Kristen Guillory, […]

Chapel Hill-Carrboro

Trump Wants to Roll Back Healthy Dietary Standards for School Lunches, but Some Local Schools Are Sticking With Obama’s Plan

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Indy Week Policy makers, the medical community, and education officials may have the best intentions and the most up-to-date nutritional information for feeding school kids, but those kids must actually want to put said food into their mouths or it’s all just a giant bureaucratic waste of money and effort. Last November, I visited Northside […]

Afterschool Meals

Iredell-Statesville Schools To Offer Afterschool Meals

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Statesville Record & Landmark Iredell-Statesville Schools will begin offering free dinners to some students enrolled in after-school programs, the district announced. The After School Supper Program, funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will connect students with healthy food after class during school days. “For many children, this is their only opportunity […]

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Salvation Army of High Point Looking at Innovative Ways to Approach Food Insecurities

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Greensboro News & Record The Salvation Army of High Point’s social services team recently attended the 2018 North Carolina Child Hunger Leaders Conference, sponsored by No Kid Hungry North Carolina. The one-day conference focused on dealing with childhood hunger for school-age children, especially during the summer, when school is out. The Salvation Army’s social services […]

New Hanover County

From Mobile Farmers’ Markets To Public Transportation: Local Organizations Creating Solutions For Food Deserts

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Port City Daily By Olivia Parr February 20, 2018 WILMINGTON — Every night, about 630,000 people in North Carolina households don’t have enough to eat. In New Hanover County alone, about 16,000 Wilmington residents live in a food desert, according to County Manager Chris Coudriet. But, what is a “food desert?” The USDA defines food deserts as census […]

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No Kid Hungry NC Frames School Meals As Instructional Intervention

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EducationNC by Analisa Sorrells | February 16, 2018 For the almost 400,000 students across North Carolina who eat school breakfast, it is far more than a meal; it provides the opportunity to start the day with a full stomach and a focused brain. The importance of school breakfast and other school nutrition programs as instructional interventions were discussed at the 7th annual […]

Afterschool Meals

McDowell Hospital Partners With YMCA For Afterschool Meals

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McDowellNews.com The YMCA and McDowell Hospital are working together to provide after-school meals for children throughout the county. On Tuesday, Jan. 2, McDowell Hospital’s catering staff prepared the first batch of nearly 200 meals for the YMCA of Western North Carolina’s eight after-school programs in McDowell County. The federally-funded, state-administered Child and Adult Care Food […]