August 25th, 2012 | 4 Comments
Did you know that 3 in 5 U.S. public school teachers say students regularly come to school hungry? This week Share Our Strength released its’ 2012 survey of America’s teachers reporting on their experiences with hunger in the classroom and the findings show that hunger is a huge problem in this country. Children are not getting the healthy, nutritious meals they need to grow, learn and thrive. This is an issue every one can support and help combat.
Help Share our Strength® continue to spread its’ No Kid Hungry® message by sharing their informative infographic from facebook.com/nokidhungry on Facebook, Twitter and across the web.
- Spread the message about childhood hunger in U.S. classrooms and how everyone can do something to connect hungry children with the food they need through a blog post, Facebook post and/or Twitter post.
- Share the findings from the 2012 Teacher’s Report with your readership to gather support for an increase in funding for school breakfast programs, the answer to childhood hunger in school.
- Direct your readership to support No Kid Hungry® by visitinghttp://www.strength.org/teachers/ to take the No Kid Hungry® pledge, take action and share the report.
About the Teachers Report
The annual teachers report is a survey of public school teachers from around the nation about the hunger they see in their classrooms as well as their thoughts on solutions. Just a few of the findings:
— A majority of teachers say “most” or “a lot” of their students rely on school meals as their primary source of nutrition.
— More than 75% of teachers say that the U.S. should make childhood hunger a “top” or “high” priority
— A majority of teachers say they have kids in their classes who regularly come to school hungry. 80% of those who see hungry kids say these children are coming to school hungry at least once a week.
— More than 8 in 10 teachers say breakfast helps students concentrate, contributes to better academic performance and leads to healthier students with fewer headaches and fewer stomach aches.
Bottom Line: Teachers say kids are hungry and breakfast works.
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