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Summer lunch program for Houston kids

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During the school year, many Houston families rely on school lunches to keep their children well nourished. When school ends in a few weeks, these families may be interested in the Summer Food Service Program for children ages 1 to 18.

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has partnered with Walmart's Foundation State Giving Program to sponsor the Summer Food Service Program for Houston's children. The program will serve balanced meals five days a week at more than 470 sites throughout Houston and Harris County from June 2 to August 15, 2014. Packed lunches will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and wholesome snacks will be served between 3 and 4 p.m. The lunches ensure that each child receives one serving each of milk, grain, meat or similar protein, and two or more servings of vegetables and/or fruit. To find a location near you, call 713.676.6832 and provide your zip code. No registration is required and the program is funded by the USDA.

When summer vacation arrives, parents should make sure to keep plenty of fruits, veggies, nuts, yogurt, peanut butter, and whole grain cereals on hand so that children will be encouraged to choose healthful snacks when they raid the fridge and pantry.

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