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February 2014

 Join us for the first-ever Garden State Breakfast Summit

Learn first-hand how to increase student participation in your school breakfast program, helping to improve academic performance, attendance and behavior, while bringing more federal dollars into your district to feed students.

The Garden State Breakfast Summit is set for March 27 from 9 a.m. to noon, at the Lafayette Yard Hotel and Conference Center (formerly The Marriot) in Trenton. Be one of the first 50 to register and you’ll be entered in a drawing for TWO tickets to a 2014 NFL Game.

Register now!

The interactive summit will feature school leaders from across New Jersey who have successfully implemented “breakfast after the bell,” including superintendents, principals, food service directors, teachers and custodial staff. Food service vendors will be available to discuss breakfast options. State officials will also be on hand to discuss the importance of school breakfast.

If you bring along two or more key decision makers for the breakfast program you’ll also win a chance for an NFL player to come to your school.

Register today! Space is limited.

Breakfast Matters Call - Stakeholder Engagement

When a school district has strong support from the superintendent, principals, teachers, school board members and local elected officials, successful roll-out of breakfast after the bell is much more likely. Join a Food Research Action Center call on March 13 from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. to learn how groups are working to engage local stakeholders and gain their buy-in and support for the implementation of an alternative breakfast model.

Register here...

Making the Most of Community Eligibility Provision

The School Nutrition Association, in partnership with the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and the Food Research and Action Center, will host a webinar on the new Community Eligibility Provision. This webinar will cover ways to improve direct certification data matching and how to incorporate foster children into data matching. The call is set for Feb. 19 from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m.

Register here...

Pinnacle Food Service Breakfast Building Grants Program

The Breakfast Building Grants Program is designed to help recipient schools increase student breakfast participation by providing supplemental funding to support or enhance an existing program or jump-start a new program. Grants of up to $1,000 will be awarded on a rolling basis.

Learn more.

In This Issue

Engaging Stakeholders on school breakfast

Community Eligibility Provision webinar

School breakfast grants

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.

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