Learning does not end when school lets out. Neither does the need for good nutrition.
Announcing our 2017 Seamless Summer Breakfast and Lunch Programs available to all students and children in the Putnam County Community (The program is free to all children between the ages of 1 and 18). The program begins June 5th and runs through July 21, 2017 (except for the week of the July 4th holiday), at Putnam County's Charter Primary, Middle, and/or High School.
Breakfast 8:00-8:45 AM and Lunch 11:15-12:00 noon.
Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Click this link to find a site near you.
Good nutrition including adequate hydration is essential for learning in school. Continuing healthy eating habits is also important during the long hot summer months. Eating nutritious foods and adequate hydration helps ensure students retain their hard learned knowledge…and to help them to keep right on learning throughout the summer. For many of these children, summer vacation can bring the temptation of eating empty calorie snacks and foods that are high in sugar, fats, and sodium. And for many others, summer exposes students to an increased risk of hunger and developmental decline. Make seasonal fruits and vegetables (e.g., watermelon, cucumbers, and/or berries) a high priority for your snacks, meals and anytime.
Summertime is a time to play hard...but it is also a time to remember to eat right. Make sure good nutrition and adequate hydration remain a priority all summer long.