On Monday morning, Share Our Strength will release a startling new report – Hunger in America’s Classrooms: Share Our Strength’s Teachers Report – that shows a high number of students in America’s classrooms are too hungry to learn.
The problem is growing. Recent figures released by the USDA paint a dramatic picture of hunger in America: nearly 17 million U.S. children – almost one in four kids – face hunger today. And many children rely on school food programs as a critical food source – an important safety net they lose over the holiday season.
On Monday, Nov. 23 at 11:00 a.m. ET, please join us for a Webinar to learn more about the report, which includes results from an opinion survey of teachers from Lake Research Partners that outlines the serious consequences that hunger has on children every day.
To join the Webinar, please use the following information:
· Operated Assisted Conference Line 888-278-8465
· Webinar Login Web site: http://soundpatheview.com
· Webinar Login Participant code: 2025722864
· Please RSVP to Sarah Sandsted at firstname.lastname@example.org
· To access the Webinar you must run the Systems Check link located on the top left hand side of the Web site.
WHO: Billy Shore, founder and executive director, Share Our Strength
Maria S. Gomez, FN, MPH, president & CEO, Mary’s Center for Maternal & Child Care
Celinda Lake, president, Lake Research Partners
Christine Gottshall, elementary school teacher, West Roxbury, Boston, MA
WHAT: WEBINAR: Study demonstrates link between hunger and children’s ability to learn.
High numbers of America’s children are too hungry to learn as indicated in this new public opinion survey commissioned by Share Our Strength®. Teachers – as first responders – witness the toll hunger takes on students in their classrooms every day. They report seeing hunger in the form of lethargy, headaches, stomachaches and lack of concentration. Hunger in America’s Classrooms: Share Our Strength’s Teacher Report, will share teachers’ firsthand accounts of hunger as well as a formal national survey of teachers. Share Our Strength commissioned Lake Research Partners to poll 747 elementary and middle school teachers from urban, suburban and rural communities across America, for the study, funded by C&S Wholesale Grocers. The most recent figures released by the USDA paint a dramatic picture of hunger in America: nearly 17 million U.S. children – nearly one in four kids – face hunger today. In this webinar, experts on childhood hunger and health will share key findings from the study and address this often invisible American crisis.
WHEN: Monday, November 23, 2009 at 11:00 AM ET
WHERE: Operated Assisted Conference Line 888-278-8465
Webinar Login Web site: http://soundpatheview.com
Webinar Login Participant code: 2025722864
***To access the Webinar you must run the Systems Check link located on the top left hand side of the Web site.
***Please RSVP to Sarah Sandsted at email@example.com
DETAILS: A pdf of the printed report, the full public opinion study, and personal stories from teachers will be available at www.strength.org/teachers in conjunction with the webinar.
Share Our Strength® is the leading national organization working to make sure no kid in America grows up hungry. By weaving together a net of community groups, activists and food programs, Share Our Strength catches children at risk of hunger and ensures they have nutritious food where they live, learn and play. Working closely with the culinary industry, Share Our Strength creates engaging, pioneering programs like Share Our Strength's Taste of the Nation®, the nation's premier culinary benefit; Share Our Strength's Great American Bake Sale®, a national grassroots effort; Share Our Strength's A Tasteful Pursuit®, a touring dinner series; Share Our Strength's Great American Dine Out ®, a week-long program involving thousands of restaurants nationwide; and Share Our Strength's Operation Frontline®, a cooking-based nutrition education program. Visit Strength.org and learn more about our goal of ending childhood hunger in America by 2015.
Contact: Margie Glennon (202) 478-6549