Food insecurity has long-term effects on the mental, physical, social and economic health of children and families. When children don’t get enough food, or don’t have a well-rounded diet, they have more trouble performing in school and maintaining overall health than their peers.
Join us for this presentation and discussion about how nutrition impacts a student’s learning ability, social factors that impact food insecurity and diet quality, and what educators, parents and community members can do to help solve the problem.
- learn how nutrition affects learning ability and behavior;
- gain a basic understanding of the social determinants of health; and
- learn ways you can help hungry students excel in school.