Eos is proud to support Children’s HealthWatch, a research and advocacy organization, and their work on the first ever Massachusetts School Breakfast Report card. The report highlights childhood hunger as a contributor to the achievement gap and calls for free after the bell school breakfast to be adopted across the state’s highest poverty schools (those with 60 percent or more of students qualifying for free or reduced price meals).
This year’s Healthy Start Award Ceremony will be held on April 27th from 10:00 – 11:30 AM in the Great Hall of Flags of the Massachusetts State House. Over 130 schools from 24 districts across the state will be recognized and receive a $500 unrestricted grant award. New Bedford Public Schools will receive the 2017 Healthy Start Leadership Award and accompanying $10,000 grant for their commitment to expand universal free, after the bell, breakfast in the classroom (BIC) programming across the district, reaching 13,000 students. For a full list of Healthy Start Schools please click here.
ATB BIC is proven to boost school breakfast participation, fuel student learning, improve student wellness, and leverage untapped federal reimbursements to support improvements to school nutrition departments. Click here to access the grant application and to see what school leaders across Massachusetts are saying.