SNA President Ross Joins CT Governor at Event Promoting Summer Meals and Universal Meals

2021-06-22

web-story-image-6.22 On June 17, SNA President Reggie Ross, SNS, joined Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, anti-hunger advocates and educators at Meriden Public Schools, Conn., to highlight the importance of summer meal programs and advocate for universal school meals. The event was hosted by Hunger Free America and Meriden’s Director of Food and Nutrition Services, Susan Maffe, MS, RD, SNS, who also serves on SNA’s Public Policy and Legislation Committee. Attendees participated in a roundtable discussion and press conference at one of the district’s grab-and-go summer meal distribution events.

Ross spoke with reporters about the benefits of offering free meals to all students. “When every student has the choice to take a healthy school meal for free, no child goes hungry and teachers know their students are nourished and ready to learn. New research shows children are getting their healthiest meals at school, so it’s time to eliminate barriers to school meals. Students shouldn’t have to worry about meal applications or whether they have enough money to eat.”

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