Childhood obesity has more than tripled over the past 30 years.
To combat this growing trend, the Jacksonville Children's Commission is committed to growing great kids by providing access to better nutrition.
Throughout the school year, the Children's Commission partners with the USDA and the Florida Department of Health to provide snack and supper meals to children enrolled in afterschool programs. This program is able to provide more than 8,000 Jacksonville children with nearly one million snack and supper meals, each school year.
During the summer months, the Children's Commission is the largest local sponsor of the USDA's Summer Food Service Program, Summer BreakSpot, which provides free meals to children up to age 18. Each supervised location offers nutritious meals — lunches and snacks —in a safe environment. Each summer, more than 450,000 snack and lunch meals are provided to children, thanks to funding provided by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
Follow the links on the left menu to learn more about the Commission's nutrition programs.