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October 2013

School Breakfast on the Rise

New Jersey schools are feeding breakfast to about 48,000 more low-income children each school day, giving students the morning meal they need to concentrate and learn, according to a new report released today by Advocates for Children of New Jersey at John Marshall Elementary in Edison, which is a leader on the school breakfast front.

Despite this great progress, an alarming 320,000 children are still missing out on this morning meal every school day. The NJ Food for Thought School Breakfast Campaign is working to change that by convincing school officials to serve “breakfast after the bell,” which significantly increases participation in the federal School Breakfast Program.

Read the report and see how your school compares.

Watch this cute, short video of an Edison student talking about school breakfast!

View event pics.

Breakfast Grants Available to NJ Schools

Action for Healthy Kids® recently announced today its Universal Breakfast for Healthy Kids campaign, funded by Walmart Foundation, with 100 pilot schools in 20 states. The goal is to provide the schools with support and hands-on help to improve their nutritional environments and funding for additional breakfasts so that 30,000 hungry students can begin each school day with a nutritious meal.

New Jersey is one of the states eligible for grants!

Learn more.

In This Issue

New school breakfast report

Grants available for NJ schools

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
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(Between Bleeker St. and Central Ave.)
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