Broadening the Reach of School Breakfast
Caitlin Lazarski, MS, RD, SNS, Director of Food Service, Newburgh Enlarged City School District
Dr. Roberto Padilla, Superintendent of Schools, Newburgh Enlarged City School District
Jessica Pino-Goodspeed, LMSW, Child Nutrition Programs Specialist, Hunger Solutions New York
Laurence T. Spring, Superintendent, Schenectady City School District
Many schools across New York have successfully used alternative breakfast service models—like breakfast in the classroom—and the Community Eligibility Provision to boost participation in breakfast, to ensure students start each school day free from hunger and prepared to learn. Yet, there is tremendous amount of room for participation growth in the School Breakfast Program. This session will discuss the latest report on NYS breakfast participation. Attendees will learn how schools are surpassing national goals for reaching low-income children with breakfast and hear from school administrators about the impact of increased breakfast participation on students and the school environment.