After a year of online learning, new research from the Social Policy Institute found a decline in school-provided free and reduced-price (FRP) breakfasts and lunches served by Missouri schools in the 2019-2020 school year. To combat food insecurity, 9% of FRP breakfasts and 12% of FRP lunches were reduced in price, with the remainder being […]
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School breakfast matters for Missouri students
Guest post by Sarah Ritter, manager of public policy, Operation Food Search Child nutrition programs are essential to ending hunger and supporting children’s health, learning and development. One important yet underutilized program is the School Breakfast Program (SBP). Students who eat breakfast at school consume more fiber, calcium and vitamin C – nutrients all children […]
Fresh Food Rx Secures Food for Healthy Moms and Babies (Links to an external site)
A collaboration between SSM Health DePaul Hospital and Operation Food Search connects obstetrics patients in the St. Louis area with nutritious food and other necessities to promote healthy pregnancies and improve birth outcomes for mothers and babies.
Food Prescription Program Sends Groceries to Pregnant Moms in Need (Links to an external site)
SSM Health DePaul’s OB Care Center and local food bank Operation Food Search partnered to create the “Fresh R-X” program. Doctors and nurse practitioners screen expecting mothers for food insecurity during checkups.
Operation Food Search Launches New Program to Help Pregnant Women (Links to an external site)
Lucinda Perry from Operation Food Search promotes “Fresh RX-Nourishing Healthy Starts”, a fresh food prescription program that aims to help pregnant women make good food choices.
Operation Food Search Launch Event
January 31, 2019: Learn how this innovative program provides fresh local food for strong moms and healthy babies. Enjoy food from local farmers while meeting program contributors and participants.