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Food insecurity affects at least 1 in 6 U.S. children.
In states like Texas, 15% of children go home from school wondering where their next meal will come from. Sadly, food insecurity is linked to behavioral and developmental problems. It also contributes lower performance on tests, absenteeism, and grade repetition.
But there is good news!
Texas public schools can address food insecurity and reduce food waste thanks to a new law that allows schools to redistribute food to students by starting its own School Food Pantry!
Register for our webinar on Aug. 28 to get free tools to help you start a School Food Pantry in your school. Or bring food pantries to many schools in your district!
Our webinar will feature two Salud Heroes, Texas State Rep. Diego Bernal and Jenny Arredondo, senior executive director of child nutrition at San Antonio ISD. Bernal championed legislation that enables School Food Pantries. Arredondo helped establish food pantries at 10 schools in her district.
- What: How to Start a School Food Pantry Webinar
- Time/Date: 12 p.m. CST, Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018
- Host: Salud America!
- Special Guests: Texas State Rep. Diego Bernal and Jenny Arredondo of San Antonio ISD (both Salud Heroes of healthy change!)
During the webinar, Bernal will share how he studied school food waste. He believed School Food Pantries can address waste and reduce food insecurity, according to his Salud Hero story. Arredondo will share how her largely Latino school district added many pantries, according to her Salud Hero story.
The webinar will conclude with highlights from the free Salud America! School Food Pantry Action Pack you can use to:
- Start the conversation for School Food Pantry at your school(s)
- Build support for getting a pantry
- Plan and implement a pantry
- Promote and maintain the pantry
Register today & be sure to share this free opportunity with your colleagues!
The live version of this webinar took place on August 28, 2018. View the recording of the webinar below and share with your colleagues!