WASHINGTON -- Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom (the Partners), a consortium of national education and nutrition organizations, will award grants to school districts to help increase access to a nutritious morning meal for 30,000 students in 10 states, including: Idaho, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Texas and Utah.
Breakfast in the Classroom reworks how school breakfast is delivered by offering a nutritious free meal to all students regard-less of their household income, and moving it from the cafeteria to the classroom to improve participation in the School Breakfast Program.
The Partners include the fol-lowing four organizations: the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC), the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) Foundation, the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF) and The NEA Foundation. Through a $7.5 million grant from Walmart Foundation, the Partners will work with state affiliates to develop and implement the breakfast program.
For more information, visit www.BreakfastintheClassroom.org