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Learning does not end when school lets out. Neither does the need for good nutrition.

 
Summer Food Service Program Clickable Map of Ohio Locations Click here to access the map of Summer Food Service Programs in Ohio. Above is the link for the Summer Food Service Program clickable map. Ohio residents can use this map to find participating Summer Food Service Programs in their area. Just click on the appropriate county or enter a zip code and a list of names, addresses and contact information for current Summer Food Service Programs in the selected area will be generated. All children ages 1 through 18 are eligible to receive free meals during the summer months at participating program sites. Individuals ages 19 through 21 who have been identified as having mental or physical disabilities and are following Individualized Education Programs (IEPs) through their current enrollment in educational programs also are eligible for free summer meals.

Find Summer Meals in Your Community

Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Reading City Schools are participating in a Summer Meal Program located at the Reading High School Cafe. Arts and crafts, games, and activities are provided. Click here for more details.

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Good nutrition is essential for learning in school. Continuing healthy eating habits is also important during the long hot summer months. Eating nutritious foods helps ensure students retain their hard learned knowledge… and to help them to keep right on learning throughout the summer. For many of these children, summer vacation can bring the temptation of eating empty calorie snacks and foods that are high in sugar, fats and sodium. And for many others, summer exposes students to an increased risk of hunger and developmental decline. Make seasonal fruits and vegetables a high priority for your snacks, meals and anytime.

Summertime is a time to play hard...but it is also a time to remember to eat right. Make sure good nutrition remains a priority all summer long, and students will return to school in the Fall healthy, sharp and ready to learn.

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