Hunger goes back to school

By Ed Nicholson

Today is the first day of school for many here in our home in Arkansas.  I always had mixed emotions about going back to school after summer break. But for many kids, it’s a huge relief, since they’re fed much better during the school year than in the summer.

I recently had a chance to speak with several school foodservice directors at the annual national conference of the School Nutrition Association.  They all–no matter where they serve–get to see child hunger up close.  Without exception they’re passionate about feeding kids, working with limited resources to make certain no child goes hungry.

Here, Adriane Robles, Director of Nutrition Services for the San Bernadino (CA) City Unified School District discusses child hunger in her district.