ERIC Number: ED192953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Every Child's Right to Food: A Handbook on Federally-Funded Child Nutrition Programs.
Children's Rights Group, San Francisco, CA.
In recognition of the fact that food is an important step in the educational process and in order to generate new child nutrition programs in communities across the nation (especially in rural communities with significant numbers of migrant farmworkers' children), basic information is presented about four federally funded child nutrition programs. Details offered on the National School Lunch Program, National School Breakfast Program, Summer Food Service Program, and Child Care Food Program include rules for participation, required foods, rates of reimbursement, non-food aid, federal commodities, and sponsorship. Ideas are discussed for developing a child nutrition program in any community (form a committee, visit the school superintendent, build a coalition, use the media, offer resolutions at various community meetings, speak individually to school board members, and make a strong presentation to the school board). One chapter is devoted to the special needs of the 680,000 migrant children attending public schools in the United States. It is noted that full implementation of the child nutrition programs would free those Title I Migrant Education funds now sometimes used for food and would assure better nourishment and a better education for migrant children. Order forms are appended for information packets, slide shows, and posters. (AN)
Descriptors: Breakfast Programs, Child Advocacy, Day Care, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Food, Lunch Programs, Migrant Children, Nutrition, Preschool Education, Program Development, Resource Allocation, School Community Programs, Summer Programs
Children's Rights Group, 693 Mission Street, Suite 500, San Francisco, CA 94105 (booklet, $.75 ea., information packets, $3.00 ea., slides, $25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Community Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Children's Rights Group, San Francisco, CA.