“Working at a Title I school you learn pretty quickly that if basic needs aren’t met, students aren’t able to move past those needs. No one can learn when they’re hungry. When students are hungry they’re distracted and sleepy. It’s amazing to watch a student eat a snack – sometimes it’s almost like you can see their brain switch on!” – Emily Townsend, Elementary School Counselor, Portland, Oregon
So many educators and program leaders know that nutrition is essential to a child’s ability to learn. But many of the students they serve don’t have access to the nutritional food they need to succeed.
How does food fuel learning in your classroom or program?
March is National Nutrition Month and to celebrate we have an exciting opportunity for you to help the kids you serve do their best.
If you are a registered member of First Book’s community of educators working with kids in need, you can enter to win a variety of nonperishable food like the items shown below and a set of books to fuel students’ learning in your classroom, school or program.
Simply answer the question “How does food fuel learning in your classroom or program?” by commenting on this Facebook status between March 7 and March 11. See rules below.
*Entries by individuals serving kids in need who are registered First Book will be eligible to win a selection of nonperishable food items like those featured above and a set of books to fuel learning in their classroom or program, up to a $200 value. Eligible educators should enter to win by answering the question “How does food fuel learning in your classroom or program?” by commenting on this status on First Book’s Facebook page by 11:59 pm EST on March 11, 2016. A winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries on March 14 and notified via email. The nonperishable food and books awarded to the winner will be selected for age range and number of children served. Nonperishable food is available on the First Book Marketplace in bulk only.
If you work with kids in need, you can sign up here.