Monday, October 21, 2019
Children's Campaign needs your input on school lunches
Since 2017, the Children’s Campaign has convened the Lunch Cabinet Coalition to ensure all Colorado children have consistent access to nutritious school lunches. Our efforts in 2018 and 2019 focused on financial barriers for low-income students and led to the passage of SB18-013 and HB19-1171 (the Expand Child Nutrition School Lunch Protection Act), eliminating the reduced-price lunch co-pay for students in middle and high school. This work, along with our collaboration with youth-serving organizations, uncovered another barrier Colorado kids are facing when it comes to eating nutritious school lunches—not having enough time to eat. We are investigating the number of minutes our students are given to eat their lunches, how time to eat is connected to child hunger, behavior and academic performance, and the best practices for ensuring children are getting enough time to eat.
We need your help! If you are a student, parent, school administrator, or school nutrition services staff, we would love to hear more about your experience with Time to Eat. Please complete this survey by Friday, Nov. 15.
Lunch Access Survey for students
Survey for parents
Survey for providers (i.e. school nutrition staff)
Survey for school administrators (i.e. principals and assistant principals)
For any questions or concerns, please contact Stephanie Perez-Carrillo at firstname.lastname@example.org