Tallahassee, Florida --
Many students rely on before and after school snacks for nutrition.
The new Director of Nutrition for Leon County schools is setting up a Supper Program. Most schools have a snack program, but this would give the students a more substantial meal.
The Supper Program will be at schools with the most need. They will start off with cold meals like sandwiches, and move up to hot food meals when the weather starts to get a little cooler.
The program is likely to start mid-September, and the Director of Nutrition says this is needed.
Director of Nutrition, Cathy Reed, said, "We have the opportunity now to provide them with a more substantial meal before they go home, which may improve them studying in the evening when they get home, or at least they will have a full tummy when they go to bed at night."
The program is funded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The program does not cost extra for the full meals instead of a snack, making it a win- win for children in Leon County Schools.