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The Truth About Hunger

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on Tuesday, 19 November 2013 in School Nutrition Blog


Hunger Exists in Our Own Backyards

Children across the world suffer from hunger—not just in third world countries, but also in the most affluent communities in the United States. What many do not realize is how many children in prominent areas actually go hungry daily. The USDA has documented that over 15.9 million children under the age of 18 live in food insecure households, where healthy meals (or any meals) are unavailable to them2.When faced with hunger pains, a child develops an inability to concentrate, struggles with information retention and performs poor academically. A district’s dining program may be a student’s only access to full, healthy meals each day – and we can provide this by offering a high quality, nutritionally-focused breakfast and lunch program. Together, we can make nutritious meals available to those who need it most, and give every child the nourishment they need for academic success.

What is Whitsons doing to combat the hunger in the districts we serve? We offer a nutrition program that’s both kid-accepted and parent-approved by following our guiding principles:


People: Treat Everyone Like Family. Our team members are part of the Whitsons family...and our team extends this culture of care to your students. With every student we serve, we take great care to meet their needs and provide a meal that is both nutritious and delicious.


Food: Wholesome Foods That Taste Great. Parents should be able to trust that their children are receiving wholesome, natural ingredients, with meals cooked from scratch. We serve the same wholesome food you serve to your families at home, starting with a full, healthy breakfast.


Communications: Listen, Learn and Lead. We use surveys, wellness meetings and online resources to keep communication open between Whitsons and the community, and to continuously improve our services. We also custom-design a robust webpage for each district, featuring:

         bullet   Online menus with hyperlinked nutrition and allergen information for every menu item

         bullet   Downloadable nutrition education activities.

         bullet   Links to nutrition websites and local news.

         bullet   Access to free and reduced applications and online pre-pay enrollment.


We’ve got the facts—and the solutions.


To read more about the hunger in America crisis, click here:





  1. Gundersen, C., Waxman, E., Engelhard, E., Satoh, A., & Chawla, N. (2013). Map the Meal Gap 2013, Feeding America.
  2. Coleman-Jensen, A., Nord, M., & Singh, A. (2013). Household Food Security in the United States in 2012. Table 1B.USDA ERS.



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