There’s a reason the phrase “breakfast is the most important meal of the day” has been drilled into our heads. If you miss breakfast, chances are your entire day is thrown off-course—you’re hungry long before it’s time for lunch, meaning you have difficulty focusing on work. You might overeat at lunch or throughout the day […]Read more "Back to School, Back to Breakfast"
Written by: Craig Nash, Child Hunger Outreach Specialist, Texas Hunger Initiative – Waco Regional Office By the time buses arrive at La Vega Elementary School to deliver their precious cargo to teachers and administrators for the day, Melissa McGough and her Child Nutrition Team have been busy for almost two hours preparing to meet the […]Read more "Let’s Make Breakfast the Norm"
THI is made up of a special group of people. We have gardeners, knitters, parents, cooks, and more—all on our staff and all passionate about ending hunger and poverty. Through our blog and in your communities you’ve hopefully gotten to see the work they do, but we also want to tell you more about why […]Read more "Dog Person, Budding Gardener, Efficiency Enthusiast: Meet Taylor McKinney"
Written by: Jeremy Everett, Director, Texas Hunger Initiative and Duke Storen, Senior Director, Research, Advocacy, and Partnership Development, Share Our Strength For more than 18 million children across America, summer can mean hunger, anxiety, and learning loss, not picnics, pools, and fun. When school ends for the summer, so do the meals offered to children through […]Read more "Why Do We Let Our Children Go Hungry in the Summer?"
How much more “farm-to-school” can you get than having a farm at your school, right on campus? IDEA Public Schools in the Rio Grande Valley have three campus farms that are producing fresh food that goes directly into the cafeteria. The farms also provide a chance for students to learn firsthand about agricultural production and […]Read more "A Fresh Idea: Bringing the Farm to School"
Something interesting took place in Texas this past 83rd Legislative Session. Freshmen lawmakers started a tradition known as “Purple Thursdays,” wearing purple ties as a symbol of bipartisanship. Color choice for a necktie might seem like an insignificant subtlety, but the message was incredibly powerful. The ties were a symbol and reminder of their determination […]Read more "Purple Ties at Breakfast"