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The Importance of Breakfast

From No Kid Hungry (http://www.nokidhungry.org/): School breakfast powers kids for success. Research shows that kids who eat breakfast do better on math tests, attend class more and are more likely to graduate. Currently, we have an opportunity to help 825,000 … Continue reading

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Breakfast Is Served! But More PA Students Could Be at Table

Tom Joseph, Public News Service-PA Posted at http://www.publicnewsservice.org/index.php?/content/article/37099-1 (01/24/14) HARRISBURG, Pa. – Each school day in Pennsylvania, just over 600,000 low-income students sit down to a free or reduced-price school lunch, but a new report reveals fewer than half of … Continue reading

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Breakfast Matters – Counting and Claiming in Breakfast in the Classroom—February 14, Conference Call

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): Thursday, February 14th at 3 p.m. EST Register at http://org2.democracyinaction.org/o/5118/p/salsa/event/common/public/?event_KEY=51278. When schools move breakfast into the classroom, systems for accounting for meals served need to move with them. Join this call to … Continue reading

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School Breakfast Participation Hits Two Major Milestones, Finds FRAC Report; Pennsylvania’s Report Card

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org): More Low-Income Students and More Schools Participating in Breakfast Washington, D.C. – January 15, 2013 – School breakfast hit key milestones in school and student participation during the 2011-2012 school year. The … Continue reading

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16 Million Children at Risk of Hunger—Take Action

From Share Our Strength (http://strength.org/): The USDA confirmed that 16.6 million children are at risk of hunger here in America. This latest release of our country’s official hunger statistics shows that 1 out of every 5 children lives in a … Continue reading

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USDA Issues Proposed Rule on School Meal Nutrition Standards

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):   Today (January 13) the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) issued its proposed rule on school meal nutrition standards:  Nutrition Standards in the National School Lunch and School Breakfast Programs (pdf; http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-01-13/pdf/2011-485.pdf). … Continue reading

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Hunger Rampant in Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District; School Breakfast Improves Student Behavior in Allentown

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):   Philadelphia Inquirer, October 10, 2010 (http://www.philly.com/philly/news/special_packages/104563964.html?viewAll=y)   Pennsylvania’s First Congressional District is one of the hungriest in America, according to data collected by the Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index and analyzed by FRAC. … Continue reading

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National School Breakfast and Lunch Program Resources

From the Food Research and Action Center (http://www.frac.org):   For information about getting school lunches and school breakfasts to more needy children, go to http://frac.org/federal-foodnutrition-programs/school-breakfast-and-lunch/.   Background: Congress created the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) after an investigation into the … Continue reading

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Classroom Breakfast Expansion Act—Pennsylvania Co-Sponsors Needed NOW

From the Food Research Action Center (FRAC at http://www.frac.org):   The Universal Classroom Breakfast Expansion Act, H. 4325 (http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd?bill=h111-4325), sponsored by Rep. Paul Tonko (D-NY), establishes a grant program to help schools with high numbers of low-income children establish universal … Continue reading

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