Superintendent Leadership to Expand School Breakfast
**NEW! Apply for an alternative school breakfast mini-grant. Download the instructions and application. Application deadline is September 26, 2014.
AASA received a second round funding from the Walmart Foundation to work with seven urban school districts to increase school breakfast participation using alternative breakfast strategies. The main goal of the initiative is to increase the number of low-income students who eat breakfast in these districts.
Read about the four districts AASA worked with in the first round of funding. Read the issue of School Governance & Leadership about expanding alternative school breakfast in these districts. Download the PDF here.
Watch Superintendent Laurence Spring of Schenectady City School District in New York State speak about how alternative school breakfast has impacted his district.
Success stories happen everywhere. Read the latest success story on alternative school breakfast in Syracuse City School District.
AASA joined the Breakfast for Learning Education Alliance, led by FRAC, in March 2014. Read the statement of support (PDF).
Why does AASA work on school breakfast?
- Of the 19.5 million low-income children growing up in families that can barely afford to put food on the table and receiving free or reduced-price lunch in school each day, less than half (46 percent) receive breakfast.
- The benefits of breakfast are a key ingredient in student academic achievement and health.
- The support and engagement of school administrators is essential for successful school breakfast programs.
- School breakfast is a prime opportunity for children to obtain necessary essential nutrients for growth and development.
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