Sunshine High School is an alternative learning center for teens in grades 9-12 that allows them to complete high school online and receive a diploma, not a GED. Orange County School District partners with the Accelerated Learning Solutions Charter School organization to provide an alternative pathway to achieving a diploma. […]

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Inspired by the contemporary children’s classic, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie,” Cheyanna Johnson, Child Hunger Corps Fellow, explores what happens when teenagers have regular access to snacks and meals. If you give a teen a snack, feelings of hanger and stomach pains go away for a little while. […]

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Since the beginning of April, students from Evans Community School have been chopping, slicing and sautéing in an after-school, 9-week culinary training pilot program in the Darden Foundation Community Kitchen. This pilot program came about when Evans approached Second Harvest about teaching nutrition and cooking to their students. With the […]

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Over the last 6 weeks, high-schoolers at one of our new Kids Café sites—the Eatonville Boys & Girls Club—have dove into nutrition! A special thanks to Winter Park Health Foundation for their generous support and funding. These were a great group of teens, and I really enjoyed working with them. They were […]

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I remember my Sweet 16 birthday party. I couldn’t wait to have all my friends and family together to celebrate with me. But really I couldn’t wait for my presents. I remember I got some jewelry, purses, and make up … you know, typical 16 year old stuff. A couple […]

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