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Breakfast Alliance

The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC), a national anti-hunger organization, is partnering with six national educational advocacy groups in the newly-formed Breakfast for Learning Educational Alliance. The goal of the Alliance is to "inform our members, affiliates, and networks about...

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Project Bread SFSP Community Outreach Fellows

At CNOP, we're trying something new this year in our ongoing effort to increase participation in the Summer Food Service Program. At the close of last summer, we thought extensively about what might be preventing Massachusetts from reaching more kids. After all, even though we absolutely could use more sites and sponsors and better coverage in some areas, we do have established programs in...

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School Meal Payments and Stigma

The topic of how to best address unpaid school meal accounts has been a hot one nationally for the past month after cafeteria workers in a Utah district took away the meals of children whose parents were behind on their payments. The alarm over the incident stems partly from the fact that the meals were not just denied to the students, but rather taken away after nutrition staff had already...

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FRAC Releases Child Nutrition Reauthorization Issue Brief

The Child Nutrition Act is a piece of legislation that has been in effect in the United States ever since 1966. Although it's been updated over the years, its overall purpose of maintaining childrens' health and readiness to learn by providing for the operation of the National School Lunch and National School Breakfast Program has remained the same. The Act is scheduled to be renewed again in...

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Representative Jim McGovern Addresses the US House About Child Hunger

As he has done many, many times, Massachusetts Representative from the 2nd District Jim McGovern recently gave a speech to the US House on the issue of child hunger. The whole thing is worth watching, with McGovern touching on almost every facet of school meals and why they're vitally important for American kids. He first talked the...

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