• Working to end food insecurity

  • 1st year NH School Breakfast Awards Ceremony

    Nine Schools Recognized for Breakfast Success

    Friday, March 13, 2015 Governor Hassan and NH Executive Council members recognized nine top-achieving NH schools for significantly improving school breakfast participation as part of the NH School Breakfast Challenge.

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They were running a little late for class, but Abbot-Downing School students still had time for breakfast.

Second-grader Eli Lyon took the paper bag handed to him by the school’s head cook, Donna Wheeler, who wished him a good morning. From the cafeteria line, he took an apple and scanned his other options: students are allowed two grain items (cereal boxes or a breakfast bar), one protein item (milk or yogurt), fruit and fruit juice.


This week School Breakfast Challenge award winners from Oyster River High School told us how the School Breakfast Challenge had made a difference in their school.


For years, we've all known that lead is a dangerous toxin that can result in serious health problems. As a result, we’ve seen lead removed from our gasoline, and we’ve seen it removed from our paint. But unfortunately, the problem of lead poisoning – particularly in children – has not gone away. In this blog – the first in a series – Tom Irwin briefly describes the nature and extent of childhood lead poisoning, with a focus on New Hampshire. In upcoming blog posts, Tom will drill down on some of the specific challenges we face, and needed solutions.


Guest Blog: University of NH Sustainability Institute; "By attending an upcoming regional gathering, you will have the opportunity to learn about trends, data, challenges, and innovations in our food system, network with others doing work in the food system, and prioritize actions for reaching our food system goals."


"As the number of New Hampshire students who qualify for federally subsidized lunches grows, so too has the need for and access to summer lunch programming. The average participation in daily summer nutrition programs statewide increased by 275 percent from 2011 to 2013, according to a 2014 study by New Hampshire Kids Count, making volunteer efforts and state and federal grants all the more critical. " 

Concord Monitor (July 14, 2014) Access Important as Summer Lunch Program Participation Grows


To provide local communities with the tools and education they need to ensure acces to nutritious food for New Hampshire children.

Recent Reports

NH KIDS COUNT 2015 Data Book The NH KIDS COUNT 2015 Data Book features 32 indicators of child well-being and county-by-county comparisons. (April, 2015) 

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Data Center

NH Map & Data Center The Annie E. Casey KIDS COUNT Data Center provides access to hundreds of national and state-by-state child well-being indicators as well as customizable tools and information.

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