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“As Governor and First Lady, we want students across North Carolina to begin their day with the fuel they need to learn and grow.”

Students preparing a Cooking Matters for Kids recipe

Nutrition Education in NC

Learn more about the Nutrition Education work being done in the state by No Kid Hungry NC, Share Our Strength, and other organizations.


No Kid Hungry NC

We’re working to end child hunger by connecting kids to effective but under-utilized nutrition programs like school breakfast, summer meals, and afterschool meals.

Learn more about No Kid Hungry NC.

See Breakfast After the Bell in Action

Principals: Innovative Breakfast WORKS

School principals across North Carolina see the benefits of Breakfast in the Classroom and other innovative service models every day.

Nutrition in the Turnaround School

At Hampton Elementary University Partnership Magnet, the academic turnaround has been successful. But the other turnarounds had to come first.

First Lady of NC at Breakfast in Durham

Watch Principal Aisha Howard and First Lady of North Carolina Kristen Cooper discuss the benefits of Breakfast in the Classroom.

Latest News

Breakfast Essential To Better Learning: Wilson County Schools Begin Free Morning Menu Offerings

The Wilson Times It was breakfast on wheels Wednesday at Hunt High School as child nutritionists Phyllis Horne and Stanley Best pushed a food-filled cart down the hall so students could make a quick grab of breakfast items between classes. Wilson County Schools began serving free breakfasts at three traditional high schools and one middle […]

Year Round Meals Help Prevent Child Hunger During Holidays

via the Moms Rising Blog Here come the holidays…again.  Sorry for the bah humbug…but schools are closed. Many of us are laughing, celebrating with our families…and feasting – while others are not. In North Carolina, the harsh reality for many children in our state of agricultural abundance is: The cupboards at home are bare and […]

Full Bellies, Hungrier Minds: School Breakfast Innovations In North Carolina

EdNC Tristan Chavez remembers going to first period hungry. Chavez is a nationally ranked soccer player who practiced first thing in the morning before heading to class — too late for before-school breakfast. He works hard on the soccer field, and he also works hard in the classroom as he maintains a track to become […]

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