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NVRH participates in Summer Food Service Program for Children

by | Jun 25, 2019 | In the News

ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt. (June 24, 2019) – Northeastern Vermont Regional Hospital (NVRH) is participating in the Summer Food Service Program for Children. Funded by the United States Department of Agriculture, the program is designed to ensure that children who rely on free or reduced-price meals during the school year continue to have adequate nutrition throughout the summer.

“The school year ends and so do reliable, healthy meals for many young people,” said Sharon Anderson, RDN, CD at NVRH. “This program is important because it meets a vital need for children who would otherwise be at risk for poor nutrition and its negative consequences.”

There will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Meals, which will be provided without charge, are the same for all children, regardless of income, race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.

Meals are available to all children 18 years of age or younger at the NVRH Courtyard Café beginning Monday, June 24 until Friday, August 23. Breakfast is served 8 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. and lunch is served 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.

“We are happy to be a part of this important program to feed children in our region,” said Laural Ruggles, VP of Marketing and Community Health Improvement at NVRH. “One in four children in Caledonia County, and one in three in Essex County, don’t get enough to eat on a regular basis. There is a clear link between not getting enough food, getting healthy food, and poor health. This is true for people of all ages, but especially important for kids.”

For additional information, contact Amy Croft at 802-748-7431.

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