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Child Nutrition
Public Health Live! webcast "School Meals: An Integral Part of the School Day" is now available online featuring Margo G. Wootan, D.Sc. from the Center for Science in the Public Interest and Jessica L. Pino, LMSW from Hunger Solutions New York. Presenters discussed school nutrition and academic achievement, the changes brought by the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, and the expanded options for providing school meals.
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FRAC has released its February 2014 Child Nutrition Reauthorization Brief: "School Breakfast: Reaching More, Children, Making Breakfast Better." The Brief notes the benefits of a strong breakfast program and includes recommendations for actions that should be taken by the reauthorization.
Child Nutrition
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has published its evaluation of the Community Eligibility Provision. A key finding in this evaluation is the fact that the Community Eligibility Provision correlated with significantly higher student participation in both the NSLP and the SBP.
Child Nutrition
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) writes for the National Parent Teacher Association on "Relieving Family Budgets Through Universal-Free Breakfast in the Classroom" and the benefits of providing free school breakfast to all children.
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The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), School Breakfast Program, National School Lunch Program, Summer Food Service Program, and Child and Adult Care Food Program’s (CACFP) At-risk After-school Snack/Supper Program are federal entitlement programs that ensure that the places where children learn, play, develop, and are cared for are able to provide healthy food to meet nutritional needs of the children who need it the most.
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Hunger Solutions New York has released its School Breakfast Report - Success Begins With School Breakfast: School Breakfast Participation in New York State Schools (2012-2013 School Year). The report examines program participation, successful practices currently implemented in New York State school districts, and recommendations for improved participation.
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Hunger Solutions New York's 2012-2013 annual report including successes and financials.
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The Daily Gazette featured an article highlighting how attendance at Schenectady City School District has skyrocketed now that free meals are available to all students. The district's administration articulates that free school meals played an important role in this dramatic increase in attendance. The district provides free school breakfast and lunch to all students through community eligibility, the newest federal provision available to high-poverty schools. In addition to offering free school meals, Schenectady has also made district-wide changes to their school breakfast programs to ensure all students have access to the morning nutrition they need to reach grow, learn, and succeed.
Child Nutrition
The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) and The National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation (NAESPF) has released a new report, Start the School Day Ready to Learn with Breakfast in the Classroom: Principals Share What Works. This report finds that principals are embracing Breakfast in the Classroom as the best way to increase the number of students starting the day with school breakfast.
Child Nutrition
A new report has been released by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) and the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), Community Eligibility: Making High-Poverty Schools Hunger Free. This report highlights Community Eligibility, a successful new federal option that allows schools in high-poverty areas to serve meals at no charge to help reduce hunger and streamline their school meal programs, is resulting in more children eating school meals. The report highlights valuable lessons and best practices that can help additional schools and states plan for a successful implementation of Community Eligibility.

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