It’s National Pride in Food Service Week!
Good nutrition is a vital part of good grades. Eating healthy foods has SO many benefits for our young people (and older ones, too!)
A proper diet:
- aids in our focus and concentration
- helps us stay well = better attendance at school
- better attendance = chance for better grades
What is staggering is the number of children in America that do NOT get proper nutrition and meals.
In America, a lack of physical activity and an unhealthy diet contribute to the obesity epidemic that affects nearly one in three kids. Of kids 2-18, only 40% eat enough fruit, and only 10% eat enough vegetables.*
The food program at Coalition For Kids not only sees that deficiency, but takes proactive steps to fill the need in our kids’ diet & nutrition.
Carefully planned menus are developed in accordance with federal guidelines by our Food Service Director, Shannon Barnett. Barnett is a trained chef, well-versed in making meals delicious & nutritious, and making snack-time enjoyable!
kids that are able to focus on their studies better, have more energy, and stay healthy. Over 80% of parents in America agree that they are satisfied with the healthy foods offered in afterschool programs. Our kids agree, too…but you will have to ask them between bites!