Healthy bodies and healthy minds go hand-in-hand in stemming summer learning loss. Summer is the perfect time to get on our feet and get moving. It’s also an opportunity to savor the flavors of seasonal fruits and vegetables to avoid summer weight. And because hunger takes no vacation, be sure to check out free summer meal programs in your community.
Without the structure and resources that the school year offers, children are at greater risk for weight gain and unhealthy eating habits during the summer months.
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Jr. NBA at Home
As part of NBA Together, “Jr. NBA at Home” is an interactive content series providing basketball skills and drills featuring NBA and WNBA players to help young players around the world stay active and develop their game in a safe and healthy way. Videos are posted daily on Jr. NBA social channels (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram).
No Kid Hungry
Summer also is about ensuring our country’s most vulnerable youth have access to good nutrition. Using No Kid Hungry‘s summer meals texting service, parents, grandparents, and caregivers can text ‘FOOD’ to 877-877 to find free summer meals sites in their neighborhoods. Families can also use the USDA’s Summer Meal Site Finder.
Applegate’s Favorite Kids Books About Cooking
Here are some great children’s books, about cooking, eating, and doing all things food from Applegate® Natural and Organic Meats Chef and Food Stylist, Kate Winslow, author of Onions Etcetera: The Essential Allium Cookbook and former editor at Gourmet magazine.
Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation
2019 Report by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)
This report measures the reach of the Summer Nutrition Programs in July 2018, nationally and in each state. A companion piece, FRAC’s Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation: Summer Breakfast Status Report, focuses on summer breakfast participation. For more information, check out our interactive map and tables that provide state-by-state data on participation in breakfast and lunch service through the Summer Nutrition Programs.
Tell Congress to provide grants to state libraries to allow schools with summer lunch programs to keep their libraries open for student use.
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#SummerLearningWeek is July 6-11, 2020 and we want kids to win at wellness! Find resources for #summermeals from @summerlearning: http://bit.ly/2UVUNe1
Free food, friends and fun! Kids and teens can get FREE #summermeals all summer long at sites across the country by texting ‘FOOD’ to 877-877. @nokidhungry #SummerLearningWeek #SummerMatters
Find tips to keep kids active and healthy during the summer with this tip sheet from @summerlearning! #SummerLearningWeek is July 6-11, 2020. http://bit.ly/2FB0PeB
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#SummerLearningWeek is July 6-11, 2020! Find resources for #summermeals and tips to to keep kids active and healthy during the summer from the National Summer Learning Association. https://www.summerlearning.org/summer-learning-week/
Tell Congress to provide grants to state libraries to allow schools with summer lunch programs to keep their libraries open for student use during the summer months. https://www.summerlearning.org/contact-congress/ #SummerLearningWeek #SummerMatters