On Monday Nov. 21, Senate President Steve Sweeney, Senator M. Teresa Ruiz, Senator Raymond Lesniak and Assemblyman Adam Taliaferro announced the Nourishing Young Minds Fund bill to help address childhood hunger by expanding a successful program that provides free and reduced-price breakfasts in New Jersey’s schools. This initiative would help to expand “breakfast after the bell” in schools. Advocates for Children of New Jersey, through its Food for Thought campaign, has been promoting this method of serving the first meal of the day to students to ensure they have the nutrition they need to start the school day ready and able to learn. Read more.
Thousands more kids are eating #schoolbreakfast, but we can do better. ACNJ’s Ceil Zalkind explains the new #nokidhungry initiative sponsored by Steve Sweeney Senator Raymond J. Lesniak M. Teresa Ruiz Adam Taliaferro http://bit.ly/2fZmJcH
Check out njschoolbreakfast. org to learn more about the Food for Thought campaign, download resources and view data.