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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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Advocates for Children of
New Jersey (ACNJ) manages this website as part of its leadership role in the Food for Thought School Breakfast Campaign. ACNJ’s many 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.

 

KIDS WIN...SCHOOLS WIN…PIGSKINS FLY

When New Jersey Districts Meet the School Breakfast Challenge

New Jersey has a long way to go to catch up to other states when it comes to ensuring that all students start their school day with a healthy breakfast that can help them succeed in school. In fact, New Jersey is nearly last in the nation for its low school breakfast participation.

But here’s the good news:  That’s changing. A growing number of NJ districts are serving breakfast in the first few minutes of the school day. Known as “breakfast after the bell,” this approach boosts student participation, giving children the fuel they need to learn.We challenge your district to join the movement and increase school breakfast participation. Winning districts will receive grants and a pep rally with an NFL star! Winning districts will also be publicly recognized for their achievement.

TAKE THE SCHOOL BREAKFAST CHALLENGE AND WIN...

Three districts in North Jersey and three districts in South Jersey will win...

» 1st place: $5,000 food service equipment grant and NFL player visit/pep rally

» 2nd place: $2,000 food service equipment grant to sustain breakfast service

» 3rd place: $1,000 food service equipment grant to sustain breakfast service

When students eat breakfast, everyone’s a winner! Take the Challenge!

Read the rules. Register today!

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Registration closes Oct. 31, 2013

The New Jersey Breakfast Challenge is sponsored by the American Dairy Association and Council, Advocates for Children of New Jersey, the NJ Food for Thought School Breakfast Campaign, the NJ Education Association, the Mid-Atlantic Dairy Association and the New Jersey Departments of Agriculture and Education. 

              
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