Lewisville ISD social workers are hosting their first snack drive this weekend.
The snacks will be provided to counselors across all LISD campuses to be made available to students, according to a LISD news release. Snacks are important for students because research shows:
- Children should be eating every two to three hours
- Mood and behavior are negatively impacted by hunger or thirst
- Frequent eating stabilizes blood sugar
- Snacking improves cognitive functioning, concentration, energy, and academic performance
- A reduction in emotional outbursts, missed class, anxiety, and fatigue when snacks are provided
The snack driver organizers are asking for donations of individually wrapped snacks, such as goldfish, pretzels, peanut butter or cheese crackers, breakfast bars, protein bars, granola bars, beef sticks and individual cereal boxes.