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3 Ideas to Get Young Children Learning About and Playing with Food

By Molly Breen In early childhood education, we practitioners are very familiar with the importance of play—in all its many iterations. Play is social, connected, creative, and open-ended. It requires critical thinking and problem-solving, and it both signals and encourages … Continue reading

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How to Help Students Who Experience Food Insecurity Over the Summer

By Erik Talkin, CEO Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, California, and author of Lulu and the Hunger Monster™ Summer is on the way! Before we know it, school will be out for the year and teachers and students alike can … Continue reading

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6 Steps to Opening a School Food Pantry

By Erik Talkin, CEO Foodbank of Santa Barbara County, California, and author of Lulu and the Hunger Monster™ It’s a new year, and students are back to school after the winter break. After two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, it … Continue reading

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Learn How Nutrition Feeds Academic Success

By Erik Talkin, author of Lulu and the Hunger Monster™ I was interested to read an article by Stephen Sawchuk in Education Week, referring to a new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research, which showed how the timing … Continue reading

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Fun Family Cooking: 2 Recipes to Try Together

By Erik Talkin, author of Lulu and the Hunger Monster™ I work at a food bank, a place that stores and distributes healthy food to organizations and individuals in Santa Barbara County, California. We provide over 20 million pounds of … Continue reading

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