DCSD to provide food services, vision screenings during winter break

Children in the DeKalb County School District will have opportunities to receive uninterrupted food services during the holiday break.

The district will provide hot lunch, on-the-go breakfast and snack services on Dec. 26, 27, 28 and 31, as well as Jan. 2 and 3 at Stone Mountain Elementary and Woodward Elementary.

Vision screenings will take place at 9:30 a.m. until 12 p.m. on Dec. 2, at Stone Mountain Elementary and on Jan. 3 at Woodward Elementary. Vision screenings will also take place Dec. 28 at both schools. Back Pack Meals will be given to all students who have vision screenings. The meals are made entirely of nonperishable food items.

These services will be free of charge to all DCSD students. In addition, families are invited to take part in nutrition education training, interactive activities, a backpack giveaway, and free vision screening.

“When we talk about ‘wrap-around’ services at DeKalb County School District, we are talking about providing opportunities for success by any means necessary,” said DCSD Superintendent Dr. R. Stephen Green. “Thanks to our School Nutrition Services, students who rely on the district for their daily meals will continue to receive them without interruption. We will continue to support our community, and take education in DeKalb County to new heights.”

Research shows that students who have access to meals during breaks have a reduced risk of experiencing adverse outcomes and physiological conditions, such as impaired concentration, health and wellness, as well as cognitive and emotional development.

For more information visit www.dekalbschoolsga.org.

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