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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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