Children’s Hunger Alliance Awarded OEA 2018 Friend of Education

Breakfast in the Classroom
Breakfast in the Classroom reworks how school breakfast is delivered by offering a nutritious meal at no charge to all students regardless of their household income, and moving it from the cafeteria to the classroom to improve participation in the program.

Hungry children have trouble concentrating in school.

That’s why the Children’s Hunger Alliance works to ensure more kids start their day with a healthy meal. Our School & Summer Nutrition team worked with 13 school districts in Ohio during the 2017-2018 school year as part of a Breakfast in the Classroom initiative in partnership with the Ohio Education Association (OEA), the NEA Foundation, the Walmart Foundation, and the Food Research & Action Center and many other similar agencies.  More than $600,000 in grants went toward bringing breakfast directly into the classroom so every student — regardless of income — could begin the school day with a nutritious meal.

During the OEA Spring 2018 Representative Assembly,  Children’s Hunger Alliance was recognized with the OEA Friend of Education Award as a result of these efforts.

The award was accepted by, (pictured l-r):  Heather Loughley, (Children’s Hunger Alliance) Director of School and Summer Nutrition; Sonja Hill, Summer Nutrition Manager (Children’s Hunger Alliance); and, Children’s Hunger Alliance CEO Judy Mobley. And continued, on behalf of the Ohio Education Association: Vice President Scott Dimauro, Secretary-Treasurer Tim Myers, and OEA Organizer Makia Burns.

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