Healthy School Meals for All NY Kids Public Launch
Today the Healthy School Meals for All New York Kids campaign launched. Mohonasen is part of this coalition calling on Governor Hochul to fund healthy school meals for all New York students in next year’s state budget. Information about this campaign may be found below. Please consider adding your name as a listed supporter of this initiative, whether as an individual or as part of a business or organization you may be involved with. The link to add your name may be found here.
In June, federal waivers ensuring every student in the nation had access to free school meals expired. As a result, more than 726,000 New York students lost access to free school meals.
Funding healthy school meals for all would change the game. Studies have shown a direct link between healthy meals and improved academic performance, boosted attendance, and better classroom behavior. With state funding, nearly 2,000 additional schools would be able to provide universal free school meals for all students.
Click here to join the coalition advocating for healthy school meals for all.