School Breakfast Program

No child in America should go hungry.
It’s our responsibility as parents, grandparents, teachers and community leaders to set our youth up for success. While there
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In the new documentary Fed Up, author and journalist Michael Pollan reminds us that: "Junk is still junk, even when it's less junky." If you want to see what Pollan is talking about, soon all you'll need to do is walk into a classroom in a low-income school district at breakfast time.
Our children deserve the best we have to offer, and I commend school nutrition employees and school nurses for giving students their best each day. They may not wear super hero capes, but they are undoubtedly real, authentic heroes.
What about all the other students sitting around your child's desk or table at school? Did they have a balanced breakfast? Did they have breakfast at all? Why should you really care what your child's classmates have or have not eaten? Why should you support a breakfast program at your school even if your kids will never need it?
Los Angeles Unified Superintendent John Deasy has proposed eliminating a classroom breakfast program that feeds nearly 200,000
That means about 91 percent of kids are now eating breakfast, according to her data. (There are 407 kids in the school; about
Members of the Adams City High School Student Council earned $200 to help defray Homecoming expenses last fall, and they