Breakfast After The Bell Signed by Governor

Mar 10, 2018 by

Breakfast After The Bell Signed by Governor

Promoting student health and readiness through meal and nutrition programs.

Under House Bill 1508, which Inslee signed on March 7th, 2018, schools that serve a significant number of low-income students would offer a Breakfast After the Bell program. These would be put in place by the start of the 2019–20 school year and be available in schools where at least 70 percent of students qualify for free or reduced-price meals.

COPC has been advocating for Breakfast After the Bell for Washington state students for several years. We celebrate this legislation will get students food where and when it matters.

“Research supports what we see every day in our schools: A well-nourished child who starts the day with breakfast is more likely to attend school, learn and participate in the classroom, and have fewer behavioral issues,” Neal said. “Breakfast After the Bell helps remove these barriers and increases opportunities for students in schools that have the highest need.”

-Alicia Neal, a nutritionist with the North Thurston School District

 

Read the rest of the story on the governor’s Medium page.

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