CE Credits Online is happy to share the results 2018’s donation project--No Kid Hungry—that ran from November 27, 2018 through December 30, 2018. We vowed to give $1 for every 1-credit course, $3 for every 2-credit course, and $5 for every 3-credit course. No Kid Hungry provides 10 children with meals for every $1 donated. We are proud to announce that with the help of all the educators who purchased a course, CE Credits Online will be providing 6,663 children with healthy meals.
Why is No Kid Hungry particularly important to teachers and schools? Because the effects of child hunger in America has been shown to affect children’s cognitive and psycho-social development. Children who are hungry are not able to learn as well as children who are not.
The 1998 Tufts University Center on Hunger, Poverty and Nutrition Policy study shows that there is a link between nutrition and cognitive development, providing evidence that the brain’s ability to develop can be negatively impacted when adequate nutrition is not available. The key findings from the study include:
• A child not getting enough to eat on a regular basis can delay brain development and the child’s ability to learn. The longer food insecurity continues, the greater chance of cognitive delays.
• Low levels of iron, which is detected in nearly a quarter of low-income children and is a key concern with child hunger in America, is linked with impaired cognitive development.
• Low-income children that come to school hungry have lower scores on standardized tests than low-income children that arrive at school well-fed.
• When nutrition is improved, the effects of food insecurity can be treated.
Let’s End Childhood Hunger Together, Take the Pledge.
For more information or to donate please go to https://www.nokidhungry.org
CE Credits Online has been providing accredited, online professional development courses to teachers in all states, including large districts such as New York City and Los Angeles and the smallest districts for almost 20 years. We are proud to provide our nation’s teachers relevant and affordable courses that make a difference in their classrooms. Thank you for your ongoing support. Our annual donation projects are a way we give back to our community and say “thank you.”