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Backpack Nutrition Program

By
Nancy Kreznor,   Verda Dierzen Early Learning Center
Play:
Fight Hunger — Help Nourish Your Community
Topics:
Access to Healthy Foods
Backpack Nutrition Program
Our school is involved with a wonderful program that helps to prevent hunger at home. Each Friday, students are given a backpack full of healthy nutritious food to take home and eat during the weekend. On Monday the backpacks are returned so they can be filled again.

How did you accomplish your goals?

A special location was needed to store the backpacks and food during the week.

How did students and adults work together as a team?

Staff are always needed to pack the backpacks and help students load the 15 pound backpacks on the bus. Students help other student to pull the backpacks to the bus.