Measuring the Impact: Food insecurity hits schools nationwide, stretches into higher ed
from Education DIVE
Teachers in Cambridge, MA, used to notice children behaving aggressively or struggling to pay attention, labeling them as having behavior issues. Now, many of those teachers see these symptoms and recognize the underlying food insecurity that could be the root problem. Almost all of the public schools in Cambridge participate in a weekend backpack program that sends home two breakfasts, two lunches and snacks with participating children on Fridays. The goal is to help get them through a weekend without access to school food.
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