Building Strong Nutrition Programs in Schools

Building Strong Nutrition Programs in Schools

Monday, November 5th 2018, 2:30pm-3:30pm ET

Presented by Diane Girouard, Clarissa Hayes, Sommer Purvis, and Carrie Woodruff

A well-nourished student is more likely to succeed in school, and participation in the child nutrition programs ensures students have access to vital, health meals throughout the day. When schools take advantage of federal meal programs and maximize participation levels, both students and educators reap the benefits. Implementing breakfast after the bell and offering breakfast and lunch at no charge to all students through community eligibility are proven strategies used by schools to support children’s health and achievement. Participation in the summer and afterschool meals programs also combat hunger and improve nutrition while drawing children into educational and enrichment activities.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the different federal school nutrition programs and the role school meals play in reducing childhood hunger and undernutrition.
  • Identify efficient strategies and key stakeholders that can help support increasing access to these programs.
  • Implement new strategies to maximize school meal participation

Webinar Resources

1.0 entry level Category I CECH  for CHES®/MCHES® has been approved for this webinar. Certificates of attendance can also be obtained. Must attend live webinar to receive CEs. ASHA members get free continuing education hours included with membership, non-members will have the opportunity to purchase certificates after the webinar for $30. Not sure if you’re a current ASHA member? Email info@ashaweb.org.