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Hot Springs, Ark. – Morning is a busy time for most, especially when you have a family. Just because
you may be in a rush, make sure you and your family doesn’t skip the most important
meal of the day….breakfast. Eating breakfast is similar to putting fuel in your car.
If the fuel tank is empty, your car is not going to run very far. The same is true
for your body. When you awake in the morning, your body’s fuel tank is low because
it has been several hours since you have eaten. Breakfast gives your body the energy
it needs to start the day. According to Hunger in Our Schools childhood hunger is a serious obstacle to learning, and seven out of ten Arkansas
teachers report they have students who come to school hungry on a regular basis.
So what consequences does hunger have on learning? The 2015 report of No Kid Hungry,
“Hunger in Our Schools”, indicates:
Educators who see children come to school hungry report:
Kids miss out on breakfast for a variety of reasons, so here are a few tips to help
make time for breakfast:
Childhood hunger has become a crisis. Children who continuously go to school hungry
can have a harder time concentrating on their schoolwork and interacting with teachers
and classmates. Both of these can have a negative effect on their future. For more
information, contact the Garland County Extension Office at 623-6841 or 922-4703,
email Jessica at firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit our website at www.uaex.uada.edu.
Are you interested in joining an existing Extension Homemakers Club? EHC is the largest
volunteer organization in the state. For information on EHC call 623-6841 or 922-4703
or email email@example.com.
If you’re interested in becoming a Master Gardener and would like more information,
you’re welcome to attend their monthly meeting on the 3rd Thursday of each month at 1pm at the Elks Lodge. You may also call the Extension
office on 623-6841 or 922-4703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have several 4-H clubs for our Garland county youth who are 5 to 19 years old.
For more information on all the fun 4-H activities there are, call the Extension Office
at 623-6841 or 922-4703 or email Linda Bates at email@example.com.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative
By Jessica Vincent County Extension Agent - FCSThe Cooperative Extension ServiceU of A System Division of Agriculture
Media Contact: Jessica Vincent County Extension Agent - FCS
U of A Division of Agriculture
Cooperative Extension Service
236 Woodbine Hot Springs AR 71901
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is an equal opportunity/equal
access/affirmative action institution. If you require a reasonable accommodation to
participate or need materials in another format, please contact your County Extension
office (or other appropriate office) as soon as possible. Dial 711 for Arkansas Relay.
The Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service offers its programs to all eligible
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origin, religion, age, disability, marital or veteran status, genetic information,
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