School Meals

Protect food assistance for VT

The Vermont Cynic - Back-to-school season has begun across America. Millions of children have returned to classrooms, ready to start a new school year.

Now, thanks to President Donald Trump’s administration, hundreds of thousands of struggling families — including many Vermonters — may have to worry about how they will be able to afford their child’s lunch every day.

We must stand up to Trump

Rutland Herald - Back-to-school season has begun across America. Millions of children have returned to classrooms, ready to start a new school year. Now, thanks to the Trump administration, hundreds of thousands of struggling families —including many Vermonters — may have to worry about how they will be able to afford their child’s lunch every day.

Leahy, Sanders & Welch: We must protect nutrition assistance

VT Digger - Back-to-school season has begun across America. Millions of children have returned to classrooms, ready to start a new school year. Now, thanks to the Trump administration, hundreds of thousands of struggling families — including many Vermonters — may have to worry about how they will be able to afford their child’s lunch every day.

Schools in Johnson, Eden lose free lunch

News & Citizen - School officials in Eden and Johnson are working to sign up students for free and reduced lunch after the elementary schools lost their certifications to offer free lunch for all.

Why 14 Rural Vermont Schools Are Losing Free Meals

VPR - Fourteen Vermont schools will lose their free lunch and breakfast programs when students return for classes this fall. But while the programs' sunsetting are ostensibly due to fewer kids living in poverty, child nutrition experts say many of those students still face food insecurity and uncertainty about their next meal.

Nonprofits, schools keep lunch on the menu for Upper Valley kids this summer

Valley News - Many communities across the Upper Valley now are offering free breakfasts and lunches to children in the summer in an effort to fill the void left when they’re not in school, where they have access to meals. The way those summer meals are delivered varies somewhat by community, but the goal is the same: to get healthy food to kids, especially those who qualify for free and reduced-price meals during the school year.

Hunger Free Vermont educates lawmakers on school meals

VT Digger - Dozens of school nutrition directors, advocates and Hunger Council members spent the day at the Vermont Statehouse on March 19th to let legislators know that eating is elementary to education and that school meals are an important component of student success.

Lunch With A Side Of Policy: The Role Of School Meals In Nutrition And Education

VPR - Vermont schools offer free or reduced-cost meals to thousands of students every day. But how did schools become the venue to enact food policy? We're looking at school meal programs and the role they play in nutrition and education in school today.