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NEAHMA CT Quarterly Meeting- Outreach Summer Programs for Residents in CT

June 15, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm



Shannon Yearwood, Chief Strategy Officer from End Hunger in Connecticut based out of Hartford, CT.
Caroline Cooke, Connecticut State Department of Education

Who benefits from these programs as far as age population?

Do CT residents need to pay for these meals?

How do the Ct residents get to the meal plans; are they delivered?

End Hunger Connecticut is a statewide anti-hunger and food security organization. By focusing on advocacy, outreach, education and research, EHC! serves as a comprehensive anti-hunger resource for policymakers, community organizations, and low-income families. The work of EHC! is vital to the visibility and coordination of various federal food assistance programs that are meant to lower the prevalence of food insecurity and hunger. The goal of EHC! is to improve the levels of food security and nutrition among Connecticut families while creating and supporting policies that move families toward self-sufficiency.
They offer Summer Meals Programs in partnership with the CT State Department of Education , Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP -formerly Food Stamps) as well as Supper programs and school breakfast program.
Caroline Cooke, Connecticut State Department of Education

Caroline Cooke is a Registered Dietitian that has been working at the Connecticut State Department of Education for the past two and a half years as the Summer Meals Coordinator, bringing together oversight of the Summer Food Service Program and Seamless Summer Option of the National School Lunch Program. Prior to joining the CSDE, Caroline was a Nutrition Consultant with the Connecticut Department of Public Health WIC Program. Between her work for the Connecticut WIC Program and the Summer Meals Programs, Caroline has over 16 years of experience working in federal Child Nutrition Programs administered by the United States Department of Agriculture. Caroline is the mother of a beautiful four-year-old-son, who inspires her daily to focus her interest in maternal and child nutrition into improving the health and development of Connecticuts youngest residents.

Breakfast Sponsor: Paul Davis


June 15, 2017
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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