6 Ways to Help Youth and Families Eat Nourishing, Low-Cost Meals

A young girl carrying her school lunch tray.
See if students in your program are eligible for free school breakfast and lunch. In 2014, the U.S. Department of Agriculture released new guidance on free school meals and milk benefits for some students, including homeless children and teens.

If you work with homeless youth or families, you know they don’t always have access to fresh, nutritious food. When people don't eat right, it can affect both their physical and mental health, making it even harder to recover from challenges. The good news is that even with a tight budget, your youth- and family-serving organization can help.

In honor of National Nutrition Month, we're offering six tips for providing and promoting good nutrition without breaking the bank. Check out the slideshow, then learn more about each suggestion using the resources below.

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