Friday, August 31, 2012

No Kid Hungry - Fight Childhood Hunger in the Classroom

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Help Share our Strength Fight Childhood Hunger in the Classroom

Share Our Strength has released its' 2012 survey of America’s teachers reporting on their experiences with hunger in the classroom.

About the Teachers Report
The annual teachers report is a survey of public school teachers from around the nation about the hunger they see in their classrooms as well as their thoughts on solutions. Just a few of the findings:
-- A majority of teachers say “most” or “a lot” of their students rely on school meals as their primary source of nutrition.

-- More than 75% of teachers say that the U.S. should make childhood hunger a “top” or “high” priority
-- A majority of teachers say they have kids in their classes who regularly come to school hungry. 80% of those who see hungry kids say these children are coming to school hungry at least once a week.
-- More than 8 in 10 teachers say breakfast helps students concentrate, contributes to better academic performance and leads to healthier students with fewer headaches and fewer stomach aches.

Bottom Line: Teachers say kids are hungry and breakfast works.
When kids are hungry, they can’t concentrate in school. For facts on how hunger impacts education, visit

About Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry Campaign
Share Our Strength is a non-profit dedicated to ending childhood hunger in America through its No Kid Hungry campaign. The campaign raises awareness about the issue, increases access to food by connecting kids with nutrition programs, and educates families about how to shop and prepare delicious, healthy meals on their tight budgets.

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