Advocacy Tools

Fact sheets, videos and more to help you convice local officials to feed kids.

Creating communities that nourish children starts at the local level. The Food for Thought Campaign has created a host of advocacy tools to help folks make a difference right in their own backyards. This pages provides fact sheets, success stories, reports and videos that can be used to convince local officials to implement or expand child nutrition programs that bring federal dollars into schools and towns to feed hungry children. Can’t find what you’re looking for? Contact Nancy Parello at nparello@cfanj.org.

Fact Sheets

Reports

Find the  latest trends, data and information about child nutrition in New Jersey. 

The most recent report about school breakfast in New Jersey, focusing on high-poverty schools, with local data for those schools.

The most recent report about summer meals participation in New Jersey, including statewide and local data and summer meals success stories.

The most recent report about afterschool meals participation in New Jersey, including statewide and local data, success stories and information to assist with implementation.

A national report about afterschool meals participation with state-level data, trends and comparisons. .

A national report about school breakfast participation with state-level data, trends and comparisons. .

The most national report about summer meals participation with state-level data, trends and comparisons. 

Spotlighting NJ Towns that Feed Kids

Success Stories

Feeding kids is part of the fabric at GBCS.

Nutrition and learning go hand-in-hand.

Strong leadership led to a strong school breakfast program that has students and parents happy.

School nurse reports no more stomach aches thanks to breakfast after the bell.

Breakfast after the bell has become part of the morning routing in North Haledon. 

Read what some New Jersey teachers say about breakfast in their classrooms.

Boosting breakfast after the bell has led to improvements in meal service, thanks to increased federal reimbursements. 

Newark was one of the first New Jersey districts to implement breakfast after the bell. 

Bridgeton takes summer meals on the road to reach more kids. 

Snacks and dinners boost summer meals in East Orange. 

Videos

Check out this entertaining video by Manchester High School students about their breakfast after the bell program.

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NJTV reports on the state of school breakfast in New Jersey and spotlights Paterson’s successful breakfast program.

The New Jersey Education Association (NJEA) showcases successful school breakfast programs in this informative video.

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This video by Advocates for Children of New Jersey shows how teachers love breakfast after the bell.

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No Kid Hungry provides a blueprint for making schools into places that nourish children to help them succeed in school.

Afterschool meals are expanding across New Jersey. Check out this segment from NJTV.

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