The Grab and Go carts serve milk, fruit, whole grains and a meat alternative option for breakfast. The program allows students to have a nutritious and convenient breakfast experience on-the-go, regardless of household income. Foods served from the carts are provided as part of
"Studies show grades and attendance rise when breakfast is served and children can start their day with a nutritious meal," said
Across the state, GENYOUth is supporting the installation of Grab and Go carts in more than 50 Georgia schools. These carts will increase access to over 5.3 million meals among
"GENYOUth's breakfast carts are an important asset because they're making a nutritious morning meal more accessible to our students in a convenient way," said
"At WellCare, we understand much of what impacts health happens outside of the doctor's office. That's why it's critical to understand the specific challenges impacting the health of our members, their families and our local communities while working with partners like GENYOUth to implement innovative solutions," said
According to research conducted by the
"This Grab and Go school breakfast program is impacting schools and communities that need it the most," said Johnson. "We've had schools tell us these carts are game-changers as they are helping feed hungry kids who may not have access to a meal at home. This is a win for students as it provides critical nutrition that supports their success inside and outside of the classroom."
GENYOUth empowers students to create a healthier future for themselves and their peers by convening a network of private and public partners to raise funds for youth wellness initiatives that bolster healthy, high-achieving students, schools and communities nationwide. We believe that all students are change-agents, who deserve the opportunity to identify and lead innovative solutions that positively impact nutrition, physical activity, and student success. For more information about GENYOUth, visit: www.genyouthnow.org.
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