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Learning does not end when school lets out. Neither does the need for good nutrition.

Although HBCSD does not offer Summer Feeding Program, the following resources are available to assist children and families during summer:

  • Summer Meal Service Sites Map: Each year, the CDE’s Nutrition Services Division posts locations on the CDE Summer Meal Service Sites Web page at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ds/sh/sn/summersites.asp
  • Summer Meal Finder: The CDE will also share Summer Meal Service site information on the USDA Summer Meal Site Finder Web page at http://www.fns.usda.gov/summerfoodrocks.

    Parents can search for meal sites in their area using the Web page or they can call the National Hunger Clearinghouse Hotline at 866-3HUNGRY

    (866-348-6479)  or 877-8HAMBRE (877-842-6273). 

     Additional Resources

  • USDA Summer Food Web site: To learn more about summer meal programs or for additional resources, please visit the USDA’s SFSP Web site at http://www.summerfood.usda.gov.

  • Summer Outreach Ideas: For more summer meal outreach ideas please visit the USDA’s Summer Meals Toolkit Web page at http://www.fns.usda.gov/sfsp/summer-meals-toolkit.

Good nutrition is essential for learning in school. Continuing healthy eating habits is also important during the long hot summer months. Eating nutritious foods 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 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 remains a priority all summer long, and students will return to school in the Fall healthy, sharp and ready to learn.