After a three-year campaign, we’ve finally achieved our goal: students at-risk of hunger in Massachusetts will have access to Breakfast After the Bell! In August, Governor Charlie Baker signed legislation into law to alleviate childhood hunger and ensure more kids start school with a healthy breakfast, making Massachusetts the 13th state in the nation to pass such a law. An […]
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“Thank you to Speaker of the House Bob DeLeo, House Chair of the Education Committee Alice Peisch and House Bill Sponsors Representatives Aaron Vega and Andy Vargas. On behalf of the thousands of children who are currently food insecure and need consistent access to school breakfast, Thank you.” – Rise and Shine Massachusetts […]
“If this seems commonsense, that is because it was.” Over the past three years, Springfield Public Schools (SPS) has rolled out breakfast programming in over fifty schools, providing a healthy meal to start the school day for nearly 17,000 students. Patrick Roach, Springfield Public Schools’ Chief Financial and Operations Officer, spoke simply about the benefits […]
On Monday, State Senator Joan Lovely (D–Salem), State Representatives Paul Tucker (D–Salem) and Thomas Walsh (D–Peabody) were at the Carlton Innovation School in Salem to observe its successful school breakfast program. Read the full story here.
Massachusetts currently ranks 39th in the nation for breakfast participation; Salem Public Schools hopes to change that by leading the effort for improved childhood nutrition. A flagship city of the Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education By All Means: Redesigning Education to Restore Opportunity initiative, Salem has taken an innovative, comprehensive approach to identifying and […]
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