Thursday, July 7, 2016
Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital is participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, the program is designed to ensure children who rely on free or reduced price meals during the school year continue to have adequate nutrition throughout the summer. Meals will be provided to all children without charge and are the same for all children regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.
Meals are available to all children 18 years of age or younger at the NVRH Courtyard Café on Hospital Drive in St. Johnsbury; breakfast is served from 7:30-9 am, lunch from 11 am to 1:00 pm every day.
“We are very happy to be able to offer healthy, locally sourced, hot and cold meal options for kids in our region this summer,” said Dawn Stewart, NVRH Food Service Coordinator.
Access to healthy food is an important component in childhood development. “As a healthcare organization, we know how important good nutrition is for growing kids,” added Sharon Anderson, Registered Dietitian at NVRH.
For more information about the Summer Meals Program at NVRH, contact Dawn Stewart at 748-7431.