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Breakfast in the Classroom: New Video from LAC 2011

March 28, 2011

Happy Monday everyone! I wanted to share one more video that I took at the Legislative Action Conference in Washington, D.C. (You can see the first set of videos here.) Thanks to all of the participants who allowed me to corner them–sometimes early in the morning, sometimes late in the afternoon after a full day…

LAC 2011: Breakfast in the Classroom Rockstars

March 22, 2011

You may recall from my earlier post about Hunger, Obesity, School Food and Social Media that I was getting my geek on with tech toys during the 2011 Legislative Action Conference. I had too much fun taking pictures, blogging, and recording short interviews with the Flip camera the SNF provided. I didn’t get to ambush…

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“I think breakfast is going to CHANGE the WORLD!”

March 21, 2011

… so exclaimed one attendee of the Breakfast in the Classroom breakout session, during the Q-and-A that followed our panel of presenters at LAC 2011. The declaration was met with a roomful of smiles and a long, loud round of applause. Breakfast—it’s contagious! The Breakfast in the Classroom breakout session was the first one I…

Breakfast in the Classroom: Video Resources

March 17, 2011

At last week’s Legislative Action Conference we promised to post some resource videos about breakfast in the classroom. We hope you find these useful! Please feel free to leave us links to your favorite online sources in the comments section. San Diego Breakfast in the Classroom Click through to view a video from the San…

School Breakfast: Growing Strong in Big Sky Country

March 11, 2011

Rainbow: a highway in Montana.

The following guest post was written by Dayle Hayes, MS, RD. Dayle is the chair of the American Dietetic Association’s School Nutrition Services Dietetic Practice Group. Thank you, Dayle, for taking the time to share this story with our readers!

The support for school breakfast programs in Montana is growing by leaps and bounds – from local teachers and principals all the way to the state Office of Public Instruction. That’s because of the connection between a morning meal and a strong, diverse, and well-educated workforce to compete in a global environment.

“Eating a well-balanced breakfast is essential for learning in any classroom,” says Superintendent of Public Instruction Denise Juneau. “Schools all across Montana have been expanding their breakfast programs to meet the needs of families during our tough economic times. If children do not have a good breakfast at home, they are unable to learn new material or to concentrate on complex tasks when they get to school.”

Hunger, Obesity, School Food and … Social Media?

March 8, 2011

Social media is an important component of the fight against hunger and obesity, and the fight for the best school nutrition for America’s kids. Using Facebook and Twitter are important tools for disseminating the information we publish on this blog but they are equally important as research tools. Every day hundreds, thousands, millions of people…

Notes from LAC 2011

March 8, 2011

My first LAC has been an eye-opener. I cannot express how grateful I am to have had this opportunity to see, listen and talk to experts in the field of school nutrition. I am also grateful to all of you who expressed excitement about the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom project and the Beyond…

Legislative Action Conference and National School Breakfast Week

March 4, 2011

Readers, I am so excited that I can barely contain myself! This post is brought to you LIVE from Washington, D.C. where I am going to attend the School Nutrition Foundation’s Legislative Action Conference (March 6-9). I haven’t been to D.C. since my 8th grade class trip plus I get to visit with no fewer…

Coalition Building Webinar: Reflections

February 28, 2011

Wow! If you were one of the 180 attendees on Wednesday’s “Coalition Building: How to Build & Strengthen Partnerships within your School Community” Webinar call, I have to believe you were as completely blown away as I was by the information our experts shared with us on how they have successfully created partnerships to help…

Breakfast Matters: Food Research and Action Center

February 22, 2011

One of our partners in Breakfast in the Classroom is the Food Research and Action Center. FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working in the area of hunger and malnutrition in the United States today. In addition to our upcoming webinar on coalition building, we wanted to let you know that FRAC also has…