Just Released - 2012 School's Out...Who Ate? Report
6.21.2012 CFPA's 2012 release of School's Out...Who Ate? examines the loss of nutritious, affordable summer meals for low-income children throughout California. The decline is driven largely by the loss of summer school opportunities. The report includes data specific to each of California's 58 counties and recommendations for federal, state, and local actions to close the summer nutrition gap.
Across our state, 84 percent of children who access free or reduced-price school lunches during the academic year miss out on the benefits of the federal summer nutrition programs. Participation in these programs has fallen by over 50 percent in under a decade. Children need year-round access to nutritious meals that combat hunger, support learning, and help prevent obesity.
How does summer nutrition in your community compare to this and other statewide trends? To access the School's Out...Who Ate? press release, full report, and other resources, visit our 2012 School's Out...Who Ate page.