Quinton, age 5, lives with his grandmother Jamie in Dallas. Quinton is able to eat free breakfast and lunch at school, and accesses a free summer meals program at a local park. Even at such a young age, Quinton knows that food can get scarce and that there is not always enough money to buy the kinds of foods that he wishes he could have.
His grandmother, Jamie, works full time as a teacher, but still has trouble making ends meet. She is grateful for nutrition programs because they ensure that Quinton gets enough healthy food to learn and grow. Having been a teacher most of her life, Jamie understands the importance of school meals and how a well-fed child performs better in the classroom. She knows that hungry kids can’t concentrate, and it’s hard for them to learn. She firmly believes that children will “do better at school and function better with a nutritious meal.” Read More