Learning does not end when school lets out. Neither does the need for good nutrition.
"The School district of Monroe announces that the school district will again be participating in the Summer Food Service Program during Summer School. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided at Monroe High School. All students will be receiving FREE breakfast and lunch! Free breakfast and lunch is available to ALL children 18 years of age and under, even if they are not attending summer school.
Breakfast hours are from 7:45 AM to 8:15 AM and will be self-serve in the hallways of the high school. Children not attending summer school can eat breakfast in the cafeteria. If students arrive late to class they may miss the breakfast time window...
Lunch hours are from 11:55 AM until 12:45 PM. Bus students will be served lunch first, starting at 11:55 AM. All other students will be dismissed at 12:15 PM and are encouraged to stop and eat lunch in the cafeteria. Food cannot leave the designated lunch area.
Breakfast and Lunch will be served Monday through Friday, June 19, 2018 to July 28th, except for July 4th when there is no summer school. "
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 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.