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. Join us for Winning at Wellness Day on Saturday, July 13!
Find Summer Meals in Your Community
USDA Food and Nutrition Service
Use the mapping tool to find a site near you with nutritious free meals for children and teens 18 and younger while school is out of session.
Promote Summer Meals
No Kid Hungry
Find outreach materials, advice on working to spread the word about summer meals, and guidance on leveraging media to amplify your message.
Keep Kids Active and Healthy
It’s important for all kids to stay active and healthy while school is out. Find ways you can incorporate fun activity and nutrition into your child’s summer.
Summer Learning and Meals Act
Tell Congress to provide grants to state libraries to allow schools with summer lunch programs to keep their libraries open for student use.
Hunger Doesn’t Take a Vacation
Report by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC)
This report measures the reach of the Summer Nutrition Programs in July 2017, nationally and in each state. It is based on a variety of metrics and examines the impact of trends and policies on program participation. This report sets an ambitious, but achievable, goal of reaching 40 children with the Summer Nutrition Programs for every 100 participating in school lunch. FRAC is the leading national organization working for more effective public and private policies to eradicate domestic hunger and undernutrition.
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#SummerLearningWeek is July 8-13, 2019 and Winning at Wellness Day is Saturday, July 13! 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 #KeepKidsLearning
Find tips to keep kids active and healthy during the summer with this tip sheet from @summerlearning! #SummerLearningWeek is July 8-13, 2019 and Winning at Wellness Day is Saturday, July 13. http://bit.ly/2FB0PeB
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#SummerLearningWeek is July 8-13, 2019 and Winning at Wellness Day is Saturday, July 13! 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 #KeepKidsLearning