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

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Fact Sheets

A quick one-pager you can use to educate school and local officials about breakfast after the bell. 

A quick one-pager you can use to educate school and local officials about the Summer Food Service Programs. 

A quick one-pager you can use to educate school and local officials about the At-Risk Afterschool Meals Program.

A fact sheet outlining the requirements of New Jersey’s school breakfast law, signed on May 31, 2018.

This memo provides guidance to school districts about how breakfast can count toward instructional time. 

A fact sheet outlining the requirements of New Jersey’s school breakfast law, signed on May 31, 2018. 

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Reports

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 data, local data and summer meals spotlights.

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. .

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Success Stories

Feeding kids is part of the fabric at GBCS.

Nutrition and learning go hand-in-hand.

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. 

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

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

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

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. 

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Videos

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

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.

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

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.