Newburgh Enlarged City School District (NY), Newark Public Schools (NJ) Featured As Top-Performing School Districts In Annual School Breakfast Participation Scorecard


James Minichello 
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Alexandria, Va. – February 14, 2017 — Newburgh Enlarged School City District (N.Y.) and Newark Public Schools (N.J.) were featured in the annual School Breakfast: Making it Work in Large School Districts report released today by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC, a national anti-hunger advocacy group). 

The report examines School Breakfast Program participation rates and trends in 73 of America’s largest school districts. These districts saw a net increase of 101,548 students eating school breakfast in school year 2015–2016, compared to the prior school year.

These two school districts participate in the Superintendent Leadership to Expand the School Breakfast Program initiative, supported by the Walmart Foundation. Since 2011, AASA, The School Superintendents Association, has engaged 22 school districts in this program, which increases the number of children who eat school breakfast, by taking breakfast out of the cafeteria and into the classroom and hallways through Breakfast in the Classroom, Grab ‘n’ Go, and Second Chance options. The national School Breakfast Program makes it possible for all school children in the U.S. to receive a nutritious breakfast every school day.

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