According to a new report released today by California Food Policy Advocates (CFPA), a 10 percent expansion of California’s school breakfast program would generate $42.7 million in economic activity while creating nearly 1,000 new jobs. The report, “
The Breakfast After the Bell bill (Bonta & Thurmond) passed the Assembly Education Committee on Wednesday, April 22 on a bipartisan vote of 6-0. A great thanks to all of our supporters who submitted letters and made it to the hearing. Supporting
Recent media coverage of CFPA-sponsored legislation, AB 1240 (Bonta and Thurmond), which would increase access to school breakfast and improve academic achievement statewide. Coverage from The Los Angeles Times and The Riverside Press-Enterprise.
According to a newly released statewide poll, two-thirds of California voters support legislation requiring schools to integrate breakfast into the school day. Support was strong among all voters, regardless of ethnicity, age, gender or geography.
Effective school breakfast programs support successful, healthy students. BreakfastFirst employs a broad but strategic array of tactics to strengthen the federal School Breakfast Program. Please join in!
Access resources to advocate and implement effective school breakfast programs. You’ll find videos, training materials, updates on funding opportunities, and information about school breakfast policy and legislation.
Goal 1: All California schools offer the School Breakfast Program. Goal 2: All California schools adopt after-the-bell breakfast models or
other practices that maximize participation. Goal 3: All school breakfasts appeal to students and promote optimal health.