Better Together: Optimizing Summer Meal Programs in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties
San Jose, California
Better Together: Optimizing Summer Meal Programs in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties is the product of qualitative interviews with stakeholders in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties who administer summer meal programs. Better Together highlights the importance of summer nutrition for the health and educational outcomes of children. It also describes the best practices in the two counties and offers recommendations on how summer meal programs can be optimized to increase participation and feed more children.
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Publication tags: Field Reports - Summer Nutrition Programs (SFSP and NSLP)
Originally from Lawrenceville, Georgia, Samantha graduated from Emory University with a degree in Latin American history. While at Emory, Samantha interned at Tapestri, Inc, an organization that supports immigrant survivors of domestic violence and human trafficking. She also founded a volunteer interpreting organization that assisted Atlanta elementary schools with high Spanish speaking populations and was active in a group that successfully challenged and changed Emory’s exclusionary admission policies towards undocumented students. After graduating from Emory, Samantha worked as a case manager for the Center for Pan Asian Community Services and interned at the Carter Center’s Global Access to Information Program.
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