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Snap, Crackle, and Pop at the Massachusetts State House

May 17, 2018 / Success Stories

On Thursday, May 10th, 2018, Rise and Shine Massachusetts members fanned out across the State House, delivering cereal boxes stuffed full of testimonies from children on why school breakfast matters to them to each legislative office. Wheaties, Cheerio’s and Life boxes were filled to the brim with these testimonies and information on the pending Breakfast […]

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Boston Globe: Boston Makes Little Progress on School Breakfast Goal

May 3, 2018 / News, Press

On Thursday, May 03, 2018, The Eos Foundation released their Second Annual Massachusetts School Breakfast Report Card, “Ending Hunger in Our Classrooms: Expanding After the Bell Breakfast to Fuel Student Learning.” The report includes a definitive ranking of the state’s 638 high poverty schools on their school breakfast participation rates – a measure of success […]

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2nd Annual Massachusetts School Breakfast Report Card

May 3, 2018 / News

Today, Thursday, May 3, The Eos Foundation released their Second Annual Massachusetts School Breakfast Report Card, “Ending Hunger in Our Classrooms: Expanding After the Bell Breakfast to Fuel Student Learning.” The report includes a definitive ranking of the state’s 638 high poverty schools on their school breakfast participation rates – a measure of success for […]

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Breakfast After the Bell Legislation Continues to Move Forward

April 26, 2018 / News

More good news out of the Massachusetts Legislature: an Act Regarding Breakfast After the Bell has been assigned to the Senate Committee on Ways and Means as S.2441. This significant step in the legislative process means we are closer to providing access to school breakfast to more than 150,000 children in need across the Commonwealth. […]

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Worcester Telegram: Worcester plans to expand in-school breakfast program

March 26, 2018 / News, Press

On Friday, March 23rd, the Worcester County Food Bank hosted a school breakfast observation at the Chandler Magnet School in Worcester for Representatives James O’Day (D-West Boylston) and Daniel Donahue (D-Worcester). The two legislators observed the school’s after the bell breakfast program and learned more about the pending legislation S.242/H.327 “An Act Regarding Breakfast After […]

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Massachusetts Ranks 33rd in the Nation for School Breakfast

March 6, 2018 / Uncategorized

This week is National School Breakfast Week, five days dedicated to raising awareness about the healthy benefits of a school breakfast. School breakfast is a critical tool for ensuring that every child has access to a nutritious breakfast, helping them start their school day ready to learn. However, in Massachusetts, too many children from food-insecure […]

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Breakfast After the Bell Clears Legislative Hurdle!

February 9, 2018 / News

The Joint Committee on Education this week voted favorably on an Act Regarding Breakfast After the Bell, which will increase access to school breakfast for more than 150,000 children in need across the Commonwealth. The Greater Boston Food Bank is leading the Rise and Shine Massachusetts coalition in support of Senate Bill 242 and House […]

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Springfield: Overcoming “Adult Issues” To Achieve Student Success

December 19, 2017 / Success Stories

“If this seems commonsense, that is because it was.” Over the past three years, Springfield Public Schools (SPS) has rolled out breakfast programming in over fifty schools, providing a healthy meal to start the school day for nearly 17,000 students. Patrick Roach, Springfield Public Schools’ Chief Financial and Operations Officer, spoke simply about the benefits […]

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Salem: Breakfast After the Bell Bewitches Students

October 17, 2017 / Success Stories

Massachusetts currently ranks 39th in the nation for breakfast participation; Salem Public Schools hopes to change that by leading the effort for improved childhood nutrition. A flagship city of the Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education By All Means: Redesigning Education to Restore Opportunity initiative, Salem has taken an innovative, comprehensive approach to identifying and […]

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