Children at Risk: DISD Honored For School Nutrition Program

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DALLAS — The stats are pretty sad. Nearly 2 million kids in Texas live in homes without enough food. That’s one in five kids who go hungry every day. And over the years, that number continues to grow. That’s why Children at Risk is doing all they can to help fight against hunger, especially at school.

“We at Children at Risk know the importance of youngsters entering the classroom in the morning with full stomachs,” Ron Sylvan of Children at Risk said.

Thursday, the non-profit program highlighted what school nutrition departments are doing to keep those stomachs full.

“They help their students start off on the right foot by providing a breakfast, providing and exciting lunch in the middle of the day, ensuring their kids have access to after school meals,” Jenny Eyer of Children at Risk said.

Here’s some food for thought, Dallas ISD has been doing such a good job with this, they were declared a top performer.

“To be ranked top in the state like Children at Risk have done, it takes a huge team to work on these initiatives. And also, to take some risks,” Margaret Lopez said. Lopez is the executive director of Food and Child Services at Dallas ISD.

Hey, here’s hoping the Children at Risk initiative will keep filling stomachs, so kids can focus on filling their brains.

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