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On Thursday, March 29th, Project Bread was joined by State Senator Michael Rush and State Representative Paul McMurtry at Oakdale Elementary School to celebrate Dedham Public Schools’ commitment to making breakfast available to all students. Senator…
On Wednesday, March 7th, CNOP’s Eastern Massachusetts Outreach Coordinator, Angela Brown, visited Medford High School to celebrate National School Breakfast Week (NSBW) and see their breakfast program in action. As part of NSBW, Medford High School…
This Tuesday, March 6th, Project Bread hosted a school breakfast event at Daley Middle School in Lowell, MA to highlight the school’s successful Grab & Go Breakfast program and celebrate National School Breakfast Week. National School Breakfast Week…

Fresh Focus Newsletter

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Fresh Focus Newsletter

This bi-monthly newsletter gives you our fresh take on various child nutrition issues, our newest resources, special event updates, beneficial grant information, and news on upcoming CNOP projects!

Please check out the March/April Fresh Focus! 

In The Press

From Dedham Transcript
School breakfast program expanded through grant 

Dedham Schools recently received a grant from Amazon for $7,500, which was used to purchase a breakfast and milk cart, according to Jeanne Johnson, director of school nutrition. These will be used to deliver breakfast to the classroom for schools such as Oakdale, which have a breakfast program but lack a cafeteria. Project Bread has provided technical assistance with breakfast promotion among parents and students to increase participation in the program.

From Dedham Patch
Oakdale School, Elected Officials Join Fight Against Hunger

In September 2017, Dedham Public Schools began serving breakfast at all schools in the district, expanding the breakfast program to the 925 students in Dedham who previously did not have access to school breakfast. State Senator Michael Rush and State Representative Paul McMurtry joined Project Bread at Oakdale Elementary to celebrate the district's commitment to fighting hunger. 

From Lowell Sun
Proper start to each day for students

Four years ago, Daley Middle School was serving breakfast to 28% of its students. Now, after implementing a Grab & Go breakfast program in 2014, 60% of students participate in school breakfast--200 more students each day. Sen. Eileen Donoghue and Rep. Rady Mom visited the school during National School Breakfast Week to celebrate the program's success. 

From Greenfield Recorder
‘Makes sense to have breakfast, doesn’t it?’ Gobi, Whipps observe Grab & Go at ARMS

State Senator Anne Gobi and State Representative Susannah Whipps visited Athol-Royalston Middle School to observe their Grab & Go program. After the program started, breakfast participation increased from 25% to 64% of students served daily. 


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