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This video features Memorial School in Passaic and the NJ Food for Thought School Breakfast Campaign.

Featuring Mayor Booker, Education Commissioner Cerf, ACNJ Executive Director Cecilia Zalkind, Newark Superintendent Cami Anderson, and Agriculture Secretary Fisher.

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ACNJ’s efforts in this initiative are made possible through the generous support of The Community Foundation of New Jersey, Walmart Foundation and the Annie E. Casey Foundation.


Food for Thought NJ School Breakfast Campaign

Visit the Food for Thought School Breakfast Website.

In September 2011, Advocates for Children of New Jersey released its first annual report on school breakfast in New Jersey. The state is nearly last in the nation for its low participation in this critical child nutrition program that can help improve learning and academic achievement for children.

The report helped to elevate the issue on a statewide level. Since then, ACNJ has partnered with the many dedicated organizations that are working on this issue across New Jersey to create the Food for Thought NJ School Breakfast Campaign.

ACNJ’s role in this campaign is to help lead this coalition and to provide information, advocacy tools, data and communications to support the expansion of school breakfast across New Jersey. ACNJ hosts and manages the campaign’s website, which provides a wide range of information and advocacy tools on the issue. In addition, ACNJ is working with its many partners in school districts across the state to help districts serve school breakfast in ways that increase student participation.


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