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Summer FeedingAnnouncing 2017 Summer Breakfast and Lunch Program Available to all Students and Children in the Marion Community (This program is free to all children between the ages of 1 and 18). The program begins June 5th and runs through June 30th at Marion High School (grades K-12). Breakfast will be served Monday through Thursday (no class on Fridays). Breakfast for Summer School students is 7:20-8:30 in the cafeteria and open to the public from 8:30-8:40.  Lunch for Summer School students is being served at Marion High School Monday through Thursday (no class on Fridays).  Monday through Wednesday lunch schedule: Grades 3-6 will be served from 11:00-11:30, grades K-2 will be served from 11:30-12:00, grades 7-12 will be served from 12:00-12:30 and open to the public from 12:30-12:40.  Thursday lunch schedule:  Grades 7-12 served 11:00-11:30 and the public from 11:30-11:40.  Field trips are scheduled every Thursday during the June session for grades K-6.  A sack lunch will be provided for each student.

 

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Nutritious free meals are available for children and teens 18 and younger at many locations throughout the nation throughout the summer while school is out of session. Click this link to find a site near you.

Good nutrition is essential for learning in school. Continuing healthy eating habits is also important during the long hot summer months. Eating nutritious foods helps ensure students retain their hard learned knowledge… and to help them to keep right on learning throughout the summer. For many of these children, summer vacation can bring the temptation of eating empty calorie snacks and foods that are high in sugar, fats and sodium. And for many others, summer exposes students to an increased risk of hunger and developmental decline. Make seasonal fruits and vegetables a high priority for your snacks, meals and anytime.

Summertime is a time to play hard...but it is also a time to remember to eat right. Make sure good nutrition remains a priority all summer long, and students will return to school in the Fall healthy, sharp and ready to learn.

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