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Hunger doesn't take a vacation: Summer nutrition status report 2013

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Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 15:22
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Burke, Mike
Sims, Kate
Anderson, Signe
FirtzSimons, Crystal
Hewins, Jessie
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Published Date: 
June 2013
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June 2013

When the school year ends, millions of low-income children lose access to the school breakfasts and lunches they rely on during the school year. The federal Summer Nutrition Programs—the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) and the National School Lunch Program (NSLP)—are designed to replace the regular school year programs, providing low-income children access to the nutritious meals they need to keep hunger at bay and remain healthy throughout the summer. The meals provided through the Summer Nutrition Programs also play an important role in drawing children into educational, enrichment, and recreational programming that keep them learning, engaged, active, safe, and moving during school vacation. (author abstract)

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