Thursday, March 24, 2011
A new program called “No Kid Hungry” is adding breakfast to the school curriculum.
In L.A. County, more than 300,000 students who eat free or reduced-price school lunches don’t eat school breakfasts, according to the California Food Policy Advocates. To make sure students don’t start the day hungry, No Kid Hungry, with funding from the Wal-Mart Foundation, intends to help childcare centers and schools make better use of funds already available. The goal is to increase participation in school breakfast programs by 10% the first year. NBA Iron Man A.C. Green is on board with the project, along with U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack, Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Food Network celebrity Guy Fieri, and Oscar-winning actor Jeff Bridges, as well as nonprofit and community leaders.
Read the full story here: http://www.latimes.com/features/food/la-fo-breakfast-20110324,0,1687822.story