The Hunger Coalition
What are the appropriate grade levels:
K through 12
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Everyone loves a tasty afternoon snack! For kids, afternoon snacks are that important link between lunch and dinner, keeping energy levels up and minds focused. Unfortunately, not all kids have access to healthy afternoon snacks. Many parents cannot afford to send extra snacks to school with their kids, and some afterschool programs don’t offer snacks. That leaves lots of kids battling daily hunger, unable to concentrate in class and lacking the energy to participate in after school activities. In our mission to help build the healthiest Wood River Valley possible, The Hunger Coalition wants WOW students to join our partnership with local schools to get fun, nutritious foods into the hands of their fellow classmates.
The students are encouraged to assist us in identifying those snack foods that different age groups love to eat and that have maximum nutrition. They will help us conduct an awareness campaign about the Snack Attack program and the importance of good nutrition. A critical piece of this project is understanding hunger in our community, especially in children. The affect their generosity can have on their peers will be witnessed firsthand as the money will be used to purchase the foods they recommend and stocked in their school.
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Classrooms who have adopted this project
Wood River Middle School