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June 2013

Have you taken the challenge?

The NJ Food for Thought School Breakfast Campaign is sponsoring a challenge to New Jersey school districts to increase the number of students eating a healthy breakfast at school, giving them the fuel they need to concentrate and learn.

Your district can win up to $5,000 and a pep rally with an NFL player. Districts that have implemented effective school breakfast programs report enormous benefits for students, teachers and the entire school community. Challenge winners will be publicly recognized at a special event.

Learn more and register today!

Action for Healthy Kids school breakfast grants
Letters of intent due June 21.

With funding from Kellogg's Corporate Citizenship Fund, Action for Healthy Kids is offering school breakfast grants to districts for the 2013-2014 school year. Grants will range from $12,600 to $25,200, with significant in-kind contributions from Action for Healthy Kids in the form of people, programs and school nutrition expertise. Districts will receive management expertise and support to develop strong alternative breakfast programs to increase student.

Find out more...

Webinars to help increase breakfast participation

The Food Research and Action Network is hosting a series of webinars to help districts expand school breakfast participation. Below are links to two of the webinar presentations, as well as registration for the final one, scheduled for July 11.

Part 1: How to Pilot Classroom Breakfast and other methods

Part II - Healthy Menus for Breakfast in the Classroom

Part III - The Finances of Operating Universal Breakfast in the Classroom
Thursday, July 11, 2013, 3 p.m. - 4 p.m. ET, 

USDA Issues Guidance on School Breakfast Meals

The USDA released a brief overview detailing required updates to the meal pattern and nutrition guidelines for meals offered under the School Breakfast Program for SY 2013-2014. Beginning in SY 2013-2014, schools will be required to increase whole grains, limit calories and trans fat and other requirements for menu planning and monitoring.

In This Issue

School breakfast grants

Upcoming webinars

Updates on school meal guidelines

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

View a list of campaign partners.

Advocates for Children of New Jersey
 35 Halsey Street 2nd Floor, Newark, NJ 07102
(Between Bleeker St. and Central Ave.)
973.643.3876 I Fax 973.643.9153 I www.acnj.org 
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