The Eos Foundation is now accepting applications for our $500 Healthy Start Award recognizing schools in Massachusetts that have high rates of school breakfast participation. Awards will be presented along with a $500 grant at the annual Healthy Start Award Ceremony on May 10, 2018 at the Massachusetts State House. To qualify, schools must reach and maintain 80%+ participation in their school breakfast program for at least two consecutive months during the 2017-2018 school year and operate in Massachusetts.
Note: Schools who received this award last year are eligible to apply again.
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.
Eos is proud to support Children’s HealthWatch, a research and advocacy organization, and their work on the first annual 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 tramadol across the state’s highest poverty schools (those with 60 percent or more of students qualifying for free or reduced price meals).
The April 2017 Healthy Start Awards Ceremony recognized 138 schools from 24 districts across the state with a $500 unrestricted grant award for sustaining 80%+ participation rates in their school breakfast programs. New Bedford Public Schools received the 2017 Healthy Start Leadership Award and accompanying $10,000 grant for their commitment to expand 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.