What's New

ESE Breakfast Grants

High-need schools are eligible to apply for up to $10,000 in grant funds to start or expand a school breakfast program with the goal of increasing participation by 100% by the end of 2015. There a number of initiatives for which schools can apply for funding, including menu analysis to help transition to the new meal guidelines, analysis of the barriers to participation in the School Breakfast...

Child Obesity 180 "The Breakfast Effect" Video Series

Child Obesity 180, an organization dedicated to reducing child obesity in America, has released a new video series, entitled "The Breakfast Effect", that puts much of the academic research done on School Breakfast over the past 10 years into focus. The series is fantastic because it gives a very concise, easily...

EOS School Breakfast Healthy Start Awards

The EOS foundation is now accepting applications for the Healthy Start Awards, which recognize high-need schools in Massachusetts who've gone above and beyond to serve School Breakfast to their students. Schools qualify for consideration by having reached 80% breakfast participation in two consecutive months during the 2013-14 school year. To apply, principals must complete...

Healthy, Fit, & Ready to Learn Legislative Breakfast

Massachusetts Action For Healthy Kids is holding a school health & wellness-themed breakfast event at the Massachusetts State House on Thursday, March 20th. The goal is for advocates to come together to learn about how to improve health in schools through nutrition, physical education, and wellness education. The event goes from 9:30-10:30 and features a junior iron chef competition and...

USDA Summer Meals Toolkit

Looking for more tools to help you plan for the SFSP this summer? The USDA has published a summer meals toolkit with great ideas for sponsors, sites, promoters, and volunteers on how to communicate with families and increase participation. The toolkit is broken up into seven "mini toolkits" available on the web, each of which has a different intended audience or topic:

  • State...