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FRAC releases new School Breakfast Scorecard for School Year 2010-2011

Click here to view the School Breakfast Scorecard for School Year 2010-2011.

New Standards for School Meals

On Wednesday, January 25th 2012 the First Lady Michelle Obama and Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) new and improved nutrition standards for school meals, the first major changes in 15 years.


The new standards...

CNOP Spotlight: Maria Hall of Walpole, Launches Breakfast District Wide!

When Maria Hall, school nutrition director of Walpole Public Schools, started just under a year ago she knew that there were immediate changes to be made. One of those changes included launching a school breakfast program district wide. Hall collected the necessary information to start a program. She went to the administration, school committee, and school leadership group to rally support for...

CNOP Spotlight: Principal Couet on Breakfast in the Classroom

As soon as Leddy Elementary School Principal Becky Couet learned that her school had the option to serve breakfast, free of charge in the classroom, she jumped at the opportunity. Though this would mean a slight change to the school day, Couet knew her students would really benefit from a meal in the morning. Serving breakfast in the classroom at no charge now gives all students access to...