Need help feeding kids?
Here are resources to help communities implement effective child nutrition programs to combat childhood hunger.
The NJ Department of Agriculture can provide assistance with school breakfast and afterschool and summer meals program implementation. The department administers these federal child nutrition meals program on the state level.
For summer meals assistance, contact Tracii Butler, Summer Food Service Program Coordinator, (609) 292-4498, firstname.lastname@example.org
For afterschool meals assistance, contact Stephanie Sutton-Page, email@example.com.
The United States Department of Agriculture funds these and other child nutrition programs. Visit the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service website to find toolkits, program information, grant opportunities and a host of other information.
The American Dairy Association Northeast assists local school officials in implementing effective school breakfast programs, offering both technical and financial assistance. The Association also sponsors the Fuel Up To Play 60, a national effort that encourages youth to eat healthy and move more, as studies show that well-nourished, physically active kids can be better students
- North and Central Jersey districts should contact Aisha King, nutrition consultant, School Marketing, firstname.lastname@example.org.
- South Jersey districts should contact Dakari Taylor-Watson, MPH, youth program consultant, email@example.com.
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) is a national advocacy organization dedicated to combating hunger. FRAC provides a host of advocacy and implementation tools for child nutrition programs and regularly hosts webinars to aid in implementation.
Advocates for Children of New Jersey assists communities in formulating and implementing strategies to convince school officials to implement effective child nutrition programs. ACNJ is co-leader of the NJ Food for Thought Campaign. Contact Reginald Dorsey, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition provides nutrition education and local advocacy assistance to communities primarily in North Jersey. NJAHC is co-leader of the NJ Food for Thought Campaign. Contact Lisa Pitz, email@example.com.
Other online sources of information
- Breakfast First: Healthy Food for Hungry Minds
- National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation
- Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom
- The Y Afterschool Meal Program
- USDA’s Summer Food Service Program Information