Thursday, April 21, 2011
Dr. Maya Lagbara, principal of Harrell Budd Elementary School in Dallas Texas speaks on the positive effects of the Breakfast in the Classroom program at an advocacy meeting at the North Texas Food Bank (NTFB). 97% of the students at Dr. Lagbara's school qualify for the free or reduced lunch program. The NTFB aims to supplement the recent school staff and budget cuts by supplying schools with trained volunteers to assist in programs such as Breakfast in the Classroom.
Monday, April 18, 2011
Bill Ludwig, Regional Administrator for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, speaks on hunger issues in Texas and outlines the important work of the Texas Hunger Initiative.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
|A student eats breakfast while|
working on morning lessons
86% of the students of Mart Middle school qualify for free or reduced school breakfast and lunch, according to superintendent Todd Gooden, and he says that the number of eligible students has been growing over the last few years. In an effort to ensure that all students start their school day having eaten the most important meal of the day, Mart ISD implemented Breakfast in the Classroom two years ago.
|Breakfast for the Day|
Sausage Biscuits and Milk
|a student delivers breakfast to|
The breakfast program has had a significant impact in Mart's High School, which is an open campus (students may go off school grounds for meals). The stigma that surrounds eating breakfast at school (implying a lower social standing) is shrinking. Many of the High School students are now even sticking around for on campus lunch.