Nutrition

CCJ joins the fight against child hunger in Michigan

In proud partnership with the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), CCJ is reaching out to school districts and community advocates throughout our service area in order to provide assistance, outreach, and education regarding child nutrition.  CCJ's efforts will be focused upon USDA nutrition programs such as the National School Lunch, School Breakfast, Summer Food Service, and Afterschool Meal Programs.   


Recent nutrition updates from CCJ: 

The Community Eligibility Provision (CEP), is a powerful tool for schools and local educational agencies located in low-income areas to offer free meals to all of their students while eliminating the traditional school meal application process.  It is intended to assist these organizations in providing free meals to their current student populations via federal child nutrition programs while cutting down on administrative effort and cost.  You can find out more about CEP by reading our Community Eligibility Provision Brochure

The School Breakfast Program (SBP) makes it possible for all school children in Michigan to receive a nutritious breakfast every school day. Yet, many Michigan students are not participating in the School Breakfast Program. Implement best practices to ensure all students at your school, have access to a nutritious morning meal.  For more information check out our, School Breakfast Program Flyer

Expanding access to afterschool snacks and suppers is critical to improving food security for children who might otherwise go hungry outside of school.  Nearly one in six children in Michigan rely upon support from nutrition programs in order to avoid going hungry—and that need doesn't disappear when school lets out.  Currently, for every 100 students who receive free and reduced-priced lunches in Michigan schools each day, fewer than four are reached with afterschool meals.  For more information about the Afterschool Meal Program, take a look at our Afterschool Meal Programs Flyer.

The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) provides free meals and snacks to low-income children 18 and under when school is not in session. When school lets out, millions of low-income children lose access to school breakfast, lunch, and afterschool meals that are available during the regular school year. SFSP fills this gap by providing free meals and snacks to children who might otherwise go hungry. For more information, check out our Summer Meal Program Flyer

To stay updated on our school nutrition work, subscribe and read our quarterly newsletters!

Fall 2018 Nutrition Newsletter

Winter 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

Spring 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

Summer 2019 Nutrition Newsletter

 


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