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Wake Up to Breakfast!
March 7 to 11 is National School Breakfast Week – no better time to explore ways to expand your school breakfast participation so more kids begin their day with the nutrition they need to concentrate and learn.
Here’s a great toolkit with fun ideas to help your schools celebrate that all-important morning meal.
If you haven’t yet switched to serving breakfast after the bell, check out the NJ Food for Thought school breakfast implementation page where you’ll find a host of resources to help you roll-out an effective school breakfast program. Read on for great grant opportunities to help you get going…
Action for Healthy Kids School Breakfast Grants
2016 NSLP Equipment Assistance Grants
Fuel Up to Play 60: Breakfast Anytime, Anywhere Grant Opportunity
Fuel Up to Play 60: School Nutrition Equipment Grant
Schools and districts are encouraged to apply for School Nutrition Equipment Grants of up to $5,000 for school year 2016–2017. These grants help school nutrition directors purchase equipment that will improve the long-term implementation of their school breakfast and lunch programs. Schools may apply individually, or districts may apply for multiple schools within their district.
ICYMI: FRAC Releases New School Breakfast Reports
NJ moved to 23rd in this year’s national school breakfast rankings – up from 46th when the NJ Food for Thought Campaign launched in 2011. In addition, Jersey City and Newark ranked 2nd and 5th, respectively, among urban districts across the U.S. Great job!
Check out these new reports from the Food Research and Action Center.
Is Community Eligibility Right for Your District?
Wednesday, March 9, 2016, 1-2:15p.m. | Register here.
Guidance on Healthy Meals Act
USDA released a series of research briefs that provide best practices for School Food Authorities' implementation of key provisions of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010, including fruits and vegetables, plate waste, sodium, student participation, revenue, whole grains, smart snacks and childhood obesity
Remember to visit us at njschoolbreakfast.org for data, reports, advocacy tools and implementation resources.
The Food for Thought School Breakfast Campaign is a partnership of state agencies, child advocates, anti-hunger coalitions, statewide education organizations and national organizations.
Advocates for Children of New Jersey