KidBright is currently serving 600 children in 30 classrooms at Forest View Elementary, Hope Valley Elementary, and Shepard Middle School. Their admirable goal is to expand to serve all ~ 2,000 children in these schools this spring. Your tax deductible donation will help KidBright reach this goal. Head to kidbrightusa.org/donate to donate now!
- Negatively affects brain and cognitive development
- Reduces motor skill development
- Increases the chance of developing chronic health conditions
- Correlates with obesity
- Increases the likelihood of behavioral problems by a factor of 8-12x, including classroom disruptions
- Nutrition level of provided meals are often inadequate and comparable to fast food
- Many schools serve lunch at unusual times to accommodate all students in limited cafeteria space
- Many schools provide very short lunch periods often leaving students with only a few minutes of table time to eat
- In Durham Public Schools, some elementary school students eat lunch as early as 10:30 a.m. This is their last scheduled meal until class ends at 3:30 p.m.
- The problem is most visible at snack time when some children bring healthy snacks, some bring low-quality “junk food” snacks, and still many others have nothing to eat at all. This disparity not only means that some children are undernourished or hungry but also has a social impact in the classroom."
- They "pair two volunteers with two classrooms so they can alternate weeks to fit with their schedules.
- On their scheduled weeks, volunteers receive an email with the snack order.
- On Saturday or Sunday volunteers visit Costco and shop for the ordered snacks.
- Volunteers pay for the snacks using personal funds and then email a photo of their receipt to reimbursement@KidBrightUSA.org. Within 48 hours, KidBright will reimburse volunteers in full for their purchase.
- Volunteers deliver snacks Monday morning before classes start and feel good knowing that students will be nourished and ready to learn throughout the week!"
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