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Afterschool Meals Myths and Misconceptions

Are you confused about your options for serving meals and snacks in afterschool and out-of-school-time programs? Are you unsure of the requirements for the CACFP At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program? This webinar will answer your questions! No Kid Hungry is teaming up with the USDA to tackle common myths and misconceptions as well as audience questions. Please submit your question in advance when you register.

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Leverage User Insights to Enhance Your Summer Meals Program

One strategy to increase program participation and retention rates is to seek out user input to improve the experience of children, teens, and families at the summer meal sites you operate. Additionally, by directly engaging users to learn what works well or could work better, program sponsors can also uncover insights on how to most effectively market summer meal programs to target demographics.

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Engaging Students in the Success of School Breakfast

Students are the customers of school breakfast and it is important to engage them as such. Students can be involved in various aspects of the school breakfast program including marketing, menu planning and delivery. This webinar will cover the basic building blocks of successful youth engagement and highlight a variety of ways that students can be engaged in the success of the school breakfast program. We’ll be joined by two guest speakers who will share creative examples from their firsthand experiences.

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Getting Started with Afterschool Meals

Do you work for an afterschool program and want to know how you can offer meals to the kids you serve? Do you want to help bring afterschool meals to your school or community but don't know where to start? This short webinar will help point you in the right direction! It will cover some basic information about the Afterschool Meals Program to help you understand if your afterschool programs or programs in your area might be eligible, and it will give you some concrete next steps to bring you closer to serving afterschool meals.

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Core Summer Meals Strategies to Overcome Transportation Barriers

In this webinar, No Kid Hungry and an expert from the social enterprise sector explore key success factors impacting mobile meals and the effective delivery of summer meals programming. This webinar helps attendees identify the big questions that can help guide a solutions-based approach to transportation barriers. Furthermore, viewers will explore both the effectiveness and sustainability of common transportation solutions as well as alternative delivery options that may be useful at low-volume sites or highly remote areas.

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Innovations to Expand Access to Summer Meals in Hard-to-Reach Communities

Each year schools, nonprofits, and community centers seek new opportunities to provide much-needed summer nutrition to kids through the Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). While program sponsors work actively to add new sites, the number of summer meals served nationwide continues to decline. The impact of this decline is magnified in rural places, where transportation and the high cost of personal car ownership create additional barriers for program participation.

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Ask the Expert: School Breakfast Edition

This school breakfast edition of “Ask the Expert” answers all of your burning questions about Breakfast After the Bell. Questions can cover a wide range of topics from basic implementation concerns to advanced menu planning. This webinar is appropriate for school nutrition directors and cafeteria managers, as well as No Kid Hungry campaign partners, or anyone interested in learning more about Breakfast After the Bell.

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Fueling Young Readers: Afterschool Meals at Libraries

Libraries provide a safe and enriching space for many students after the school day ends, which makes them a good fit to offer afterschool meals. This webinar will feature two sponsors that have found a way to turn libraries into afterschool meals sites as well as a library that serves meals year-round.

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School's Out, Food's In: Successful Partnerships to Strengthen Summer Meals Programming

Effective community partnerships are vital to make sure families know and trust summer meals programming in their communities, and that existing community assets such as enrichment programming, transportation, and funding are coordinated to maximize the impact of these programs. While program partnerships focused specifically on summer meals are essential, a systems-level approach may also provide benefits for summer meals in addition to a wider range of other programs or services.

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School Breakfast Promotion Strategies

Getting the word out about school breakfast helps to ensure that more kids start the day with the fuel they need to learn, grow and thrive. This webinar highlights a variety of marketing and promotion strategies to help you build awareness, generate excitement and ultimately increase school breakfast participation. Learn how you can use contests & challenges, social media, posters & flyers, taste tests, special guests and more to promote the school breakfast program and increase participation.