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 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 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.
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.