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February 2013

Learn how to claim dollars for classroom breakfast

When schools move breakfast into the classroom, systems for accounting for meals served need to move with them. Join this FREE call on Feb. 14,  hosted by the Food Research Action Center, to learn how schools are ensuring accountability in their diverse breakfast programs, through a variety of methods – from class lists to electronic point of sale (POS) systems

Register for this conference call.

Walmart Foundation Expands Funding to AASA for School Breakfasts

The American Association of School Administrators (AASA) recently announced a new 2-year, multi-million dollar grant from the Walmart Foundation to help urban districts increase the number of students receiving a healthy breakfast at school. Funds will be available to expand and enhance existing school breakfast programs in six urban districts. An RFP outlining the eligibility requirements will be issued in the coming months and districts will be chosen from the applicant pool.

Learn more.

School breakfast spotlight: Woodbury City

To combat childhood hunger that stands in the way of learning, the Woodbury City School District changed the way it serves breakfast – moving from the traditional method of serving in the cafeteria before school to classroom breakfast, served in the first few minutes of the school day.

This has spurred a huge increase in school breakfast participation, resulting in improved academic performance, said Superintendent Joseph Jones.

Read more.

South Jersey school officials learn about breakfast after the bell

The Forging Fresh Ways to Serve School Breakfast Summit, held at Camden County Community College, drew nearly 100 school officials who learned that serving “breakfast after the bell” is the best way to boost New Jersey’s low participation in the federal School Breakfast Program. Participants engaged in a discussion with a panel of South Jersey school officials who have successfully implemented breakfast after the bell – and worked on a plan to improve student participation in their districts.

Read more about the event.

In This Issue

In the Spotlight: Woodbury City

South Jersey Summit

The Food for Thought School Breakfast Campaign is a partnership of state agencies, child advocates, anti-hunger coalitions, statewide education organizations and national organizations.

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