PASA Implements New Child Food Program
January 2018-Performing Arts and Sciences Academy Implements New Child Food Program-
Thanks to a grant from the Marion County Healthcare Foundation, PASA will be implementing a new program to provide nutritional meals to the students at the academy. According to Justine Roberts, CEO of PASA, there are a significant number of children that do not have consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life. Children facing hunger are more likely to repeat a grade in elementary school, experience developmental impairments, and have more social and behavioral problems. Through a State Department of Education Program called the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP), the 50 plus children that attend the academy will receive snacks and meals that meet the nutritional guidelines set up by the program. By providing these adequate meals each day she hopes to help students remain healthy and improve in both scholastic and social situations.