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Winton Woods Child Nutrition Department Receives Grants

Winton Woods City Schools |

From creating a Nutrition is the Mission meal distribution bus to implementing a new menu of fresh fruits and vegetables for elementary students’ daily snack time, it is no secret that Winton Woods City Schools prioritizes providing nutritious meals for all students.

These are a few of many reasons why the department received the No Kid Hungry Emergency Grant from the Children’s Hunger Alliance (CHA) and the GenYouth Covid 19 Emergency School Nutrition Relief grant from the HC Schott Family Foundation.

Financial assistance for Ohio students who rely on free, reduced meals extended through end of school year

WLWT |

Ohio families with students who rely on free and reduced meals will continue to receive money to buy food through the Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer program through the end of the school year, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services announced Tuesday.

ODJFS said it has received approval to extend the food benefits for Ohio children “who normally receive free or reduced-price meals through the National School Lunch Program but learned remotely (or a hybrid of remote and in-person learning) during the school year, due to the COVID-19 emergency.”

Winton Woods’ Child Nutrition Department Director Wins WeThrive Award

Winton Woods City Schools |

Winton Woods City Schools is proud to announce Mark Docter, Director of the Child Nutrition Department, as a WeThrive Champion award winner. The organization recognizes exceptional leaders who put “community wellness in action.”

For the third consecutive year, the department was selected for the Champion of School Breakfast award by the Ohio School Breakfast Partners, becoming one of only two districts in the state to achieve this “3-peat”.

Ohio will issue third round of credits for missed school lunches; more than $300 million distributed

Emily Bamforth, cleveland.com |

The U.S. Department of Agriculture recently approved the use of Pandemic-Electronic Benefit Transfers, or P-EBT, through the end of the 2020-2021 school year. Through the two phases of the program thus far, one in the spring, and one in the fall, the state issued more than $300 million in credits to more than 1.3 million children affected by the pandemic.

2020 Champion of School Breakfast Awards

Schools were selected for their innovative and collaborative school breakfast practices, including their commitment to increasing school breakfast participation and empowering students to make healthy choices.

Click here for the 2020 Champion of Breakfast Award announcement, and click each school link below to view individual success stories.

Black River Local School DistrictCampbell City School DistrictCarrollton Exempted Village School DistrictCincinnati Public SchoolsCleveland Metropolitan School DistrictDover City School DistrictEast Cleveland City SchoolsHamilton City School DistrictHillsboro City School DistrictMadison-Plains Local School DistrictNorthwest Local School DistrictPaulding Exempted Village School DistrictRipley-Union-Lewis-Huntington School DistrictSouthern Local School DistrictWellston City School DistrictWinton Woods City School DistrictAll 2020 Success Stories

The School Breakfast Program is a federal child nutrition program administered by the Ohio Department of Education (ODE) and the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA).

‘Children Are Going Hungry’: Why Schools Are Struggling To Feed Students

NPR |

Among low-income households with children who qualify for free or reduced-price school meals, only about 15% have actually been getting those meals, says Lauren Bauer, a researcher at the Brookings Institution. She’s been poring over the results of the U.S. Census Bureau’s weekly Household Pulse Survey.

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