Category Archives: Success Stories

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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Boston: Breakfast Perks Up Perkins Elementary Students

July 13, 2017 / Success Stories

At the Michael J. Perkins Elementary School, in Boston, Principal Craig Martin operates a successful Breakfast After the Bell program. With 94% of Perkins students eligible for free and reduced-price meals, the school’s robust breakfast program ensures that all students are starting their day on a full stomach. Perkins’ commitment to food security for their […]

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Holyoke: Breakfast in the Classroom Success

May 25, 2017 / Success Stories

Nine schools in Holyoke participate in Breakfast in the Classroom. This year, eight of those schools won the Healthy Start Award for regularly achieving more than 80% participation. Because of the hard work of the educators in Holyoke, nearly 4,000 students now eat breakfast every school day.   “The transition to Breakfast in the Classroom […]

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