What is "No Kid Hungry?"

As the anniversary of 9/11 wraps up, I can't help but feel grateful. It's inevitable that there are moments when I 'sweat the small stuff', but overall, my family is blessed and it's not something I take for granted. I know that there are people who have significantly more than we do, and I know there are people who have much less as well. But, I have to admit, I was a little surprised what I learned from the Share Our Strength Teachers Report.  

Here's one of the most important findings from this report:

"The study finds that 98% of teachers believe there is a strong connection between eating a healthy breakfast and a student’s ability to concentrate, behave and perform academically. That statistic may not surprise you but here are some that will: 65% of K-8 teachers see students coming to school hungry because they are not eating at home, and 61% of those teachers use their own money each month to buy food supplies for the hungry children in their class. Overall, six in ten teachers say hunger in the classroom increased last year. "

So, What is "No Kid Hungry?" The No Kid Hungry Campaign is a national effort by Share Our Strength to end childhood hunger in America by 2015.

We often hear about the obesity epidemic, but there are also millions of American kids who are not being sufficiently fed. So many moms already feel stressed by their own personal responsibilities, but, if you can, there are some easy ways to help. For example, your school, church or organization can Host a Great American Bake Sale or Dine Out for No Kid Hungry September 16th-22nd. So, please take a minute and find read more about the No Kid Hungry campaign. It is a lot easier than you may think to make a difference!

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