Growing up, I was the kid who "couldn't eat breakfast because it made me sick." What? I don't know, but I had a theory behind it, and I'm still not quite sure what that was. By 9:00 a.m., every day, I was hungry and staring at the clock waiting for lunch time. I'm talking high school years, where I was old enough to know better to eat breakfast.
My "dilemma" was not wanting to eat really early or not having enough time - I was the kid who jumped out of bed, threw on clothes and did my makeup on the drive to school. No time to eat. . . yet I love eating. Doesn't make sense to me either.
The real dilemma: not every child has food at home for breakfast every day. It's not the first time you've heard "breakfast is the most important meal of the day." Parents say it for a reason, but not all parents can provide breakfast for their children.
The No Kid Hungry campaign if focused on making sure more kids start the school day with school breakfast-- then they can think clearly and excel in school!
Hungry Kids Can't Learn
Simple, but true. If a child can't learn, how are they going to be successful in school? or life?
We see a future where kids have access to the healthy food they need, every day. Kids will get a healthy breakfast every day at school so they’re ready to learn, and they won’t have to worry about how they’re going to eat when school is out for the summer when the safety net of school meals isn’t available to them. Rather than feeling the stress of food insecurity, kids will just be able to be, well, kids. - NoKidHungry.org
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The No Kid Hungry campaign connects kids in need with nutritious food and teaches their families how to cook healthy, affordable meals. The campaign also engages the public to make ending childhood hunger a national priority.
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