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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…
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…

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 July/August 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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