On any level of education, hunger is a powerful but often unseen factor in student performance.
For college students, the rising costs of earning a degree could force cut backs to the essentials, including healthy food. The city's community colleges are targeting this need by starting food pantries at Palo Alto and San Antonio Colleges.
In K-12 public school, some students may not afford the price of a full meal while many Texas districts have an excess of cafeteria food. House Bill 367 may soon give hungry students and non-profit organizations the chance to receive extra school food, which is currently being thrown away.
These new changes are signs that educational systems are recognizing the importance of health and wellness in students.