You are cordially invited to attend Advocates for Children of New Jersey’s release of its new report on school breakfast on September 28 in Perth Amboy, which is now providing classroom breakfast in all its preschools, elementary and middle schools.
The report documents New Jersey’s low rate of participation in this critical nutritional program and details easy ways that districts with large populations of low-income students can expand participation – often without any extra cost. The event kicks off ACNJ’s Food For Thought School Breakfast Campaign.
September 28, 2011
9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.
271 State Street
Perth Amboy, NJ 08861 RSVP online today or call (973) 643-3876.
Research shows a good breakfast improves test scores and reduces discipline problems and trips to the school nurse.
At the campaign launch, ACNJ Executive Director Cecilia Zalkind will present the report’s findings and recommendations, while Perth Amboy staff will offer an instructional look at how they overcame logistical concerns to launch breakfast in the classroom. State and national experts will discuss successful school breakfast movements in other states and offer advice for expanding school breakfast in New Jersey.