More New Jersey Students Are Participating in School Breakfast!

New Jersey advanced to 19th place, up from 23rd last year, for giving more low-income students a healthy morning meal, according to a national report released today.
 
The Food Research and Action Center's (FRAC) School Breakfast Scorecard found that New Jersey's participation rate rose 6 percent. In 2015-16, nearly 59 percent of low-income students who ate lunch at school also received breakfast, the report said.
New Jersey's school breakfast participation has grown significantly over the last several years, in large part due to the hard work and passionate efforts of the Food for Thought Breakfast Campaign, working directly with districts to assist them in offering Breakfast After the Bell options for their students.  NJ SNA is a partner in this campaign.

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