HISD’s Nutrition Services Department was presented with the No Kid Hungry Breakfast Champion Award, sponsored by Share Our Strength during a pep rally event on Wednesday at Marshall Middle School. The department provides the First Class Breakfast program, offered in more than 240 locations districtwide.
“Breakfast in the Classroom is important in schools because it allows more students to have access to breakfast on a daily basis, jump starts their day, and gets the students’ brain working to produce better grades and more productive students,” said Michael Harrison, principal at Marshall Middle School.
The No Kid Hungry Breakfast Champion Award was awarded to HISD Nutrition Services Senior Administrator Audene Chung in appreciation for being the largest school district in Texas that ensures every HISD student is getting a healthy breakfast to start their school day.
Started in 1984, No Kid Hungry is a national program that ends childhood hunger by connecting kids to effective nutrition programs like school breakfast and summer meals. This work is accomplished through the No Kid Hungry network made up of private citizens, government officials, nonprofits, business leaders and others providing innovative hunger solutions in their communities. These partners work together, implementing solutions to barriers that keep kids from healthy food.