Calif. summer program provides healthy meals for children

07/25/2013 | Santa Cruz Sentinel (Calif.)

Schools in Santa Cruz, Calif., launched a "Seamless Summer Feeding" program to help ensure children get enough to eat by providing a healthy breakfast and lunch free for kids under age 18. Communities are trying to reduce obesity rates among children, and United Way Executive Director Mary Lou Goeke said the solution is a broad-based approach that includes safe walking routes to school, inviting parks, and ordinances to encourage healthy foods in local grocery stores and restaurants.

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