Fuel for success: Yuma’s school food programs

Educators and community leaders from Yuma, a rural community on the Eastern Plains, share how school meals and other programs ensure more than 7,000 children receive the proper nutrition for healthy development, as well as the energy and focus needed to learn and succeed in school.

“Federal funding provides those resources that we need to be able to do activities and teach our kids healthy habits, and introduce those new foods to them at lunch, so they have the opportunity to try them and make them a habit; a lifelong habit,” said Wendy Lynch, a physical education teacher for Morris Elementary School.

Right now Congress is considering the reauthorization of all child nutrition programs, including school breakfast and lunch. Contact your Members of Congress and ask them to support a strong Child Nutrition Reauthorization that fuels every child, regardless of where they live.

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