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

Nutritious free meals are available for children ages 1 through 18 at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session.  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. Click here to access the map of Summer Food Service Programs in Ohio.  Zoom into your area on the map and each green dot represents a location.  Click on the green dot for location and additional information.  

Summer Programs in the area

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Reading School District is participating in a Summer Meal Program located at Reading High School. All communities are invited to participate and meals can be distributed curbside. No registration required.  Click here for more information.

Kings Local Schools, in partnership with South Lebanon Community Center/Joshua's Place Community Outreach Organization, is participating in a Summer Meal Program.  No registration required. Click here for more information.

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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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