From meeting a student's basic needs, to giving them the edge they need to succeed academically, school meals are a vital part of the educational day. As in-person learning returns, check out these resources about the connection between good nutrition and academic success.
"You can hear stomachs growling in the classroom. Sometimes they're just so tired because they haven't had anything to eat that they'll just put their heads down and go to sleep."
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Universal Free School Meals & CEP: Legislation Landscape
School Meals Applications Outreach Toolkit
Upcoming Webinars from No Kid Hungry
See more of our partners in North Carolina.
After Two Years, Free School Meals for All is Over. What Does That Mean for Students and Their Families?￼
10 Ways You can Help Feed Kids in North Carolina
NC Teacher of the Year Stories
Since schools first closed because of COVID-19 in March 2020, No Kid Hungry has granted almost $2 million to schools and community partners serving meals to children in almost 60 counties across North Carolina. Learn more.
See the story of Breakfast After the Bell in Bladen County Schools, as told by its superintendent, nutrition director, and teachers.