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Afterschool Suppers Reduce Childhood Hunger and Promote Healthy Growth and Development
Nearly 1.1 million low-income children benefited from afterschool suppers in October 2016, up from just 200,000 children in October 2011, according to the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) new Afterschool Suppers: A Snapshot of Participation.
Afterschool Suppers
Afterschool Nutrition Programs play a key role in reducing hunger and supporting quality afterschool enrichment programs


Mar 20, 2018
Guest Author

This guest blog is authored by Linda Bopp, Executive Director of Hunger Solutions New York and recipient of the 2018 Food Research & Action Center (FRAC) Dr. Raymond Wheeler/Senator Paul Wellstone Anti-Hunger Advocacy Leadership Award.

Feb 23, 2018
Maris Feeley

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  • Fact Sheet

    The School Breakfast Program plays a vital role in supporting children’s health and academic achievement. Still, too many students miss out on school breakfast and the positive outcomes that stem from participation. Just over half of low-income children who participate in school lunch also participate in school breakfast. School nurses can help increase student nutritional intake through school breakfast participation by encouraging their school(s) to implement a breakfast after the bell program and to offer nutritious breakfasts at no cost to all students, particularly in schools or school districts with high concentrations of students certified for free and reduced-price school meals.

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  • Report

    FRAC’s first-ever report on the Afterschool Nutrition Programs measures how many children had access to afterschool suppers and snacks in October 2016, nationally and in each state.

    The report found that nearly 1.1 million low-income children benefited from afterschool suppers in October 2016, up from just 200,000 in October 2011.

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  • Interactive Data Tool

    State of the States: Profiles of Hunger, Poverty, and Federal Nutrition Programs

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  • Interactive Data Tool

    Data profiles are available for every state and for the nation as a whole, and are designed to help states measure how they are faring in using key public nutrition programs to reduce hunger and improve the health and economic security of low-income families.

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