NJAHC partnered with the New Jersey School Nutrition Association to host a recent session on implementing breakfast after the bell.

Nearly 100 food service directors from around New Jersey gathered on Aug. 2 to share strategies for launching and sustaining successful school breakfast programs.

The meeting was held as New Jersey schools gear up to meet the mandate of new legislation requiring all schools with at least 70 percent of low-income children to serve breakfast during the school day. Known as breakfast after the bell, this approach substantially increases student participation in this critical child nutrition program.

NJAHC Director Adele LaTourette moderated a panel of school officials who have strong breakfast programs, while Outreach Director Lisa Pitz participated in a panel focused on gaining buy-in for breakfast from the entire school community.

Food vendors were also on hand to showcase the latest school breakfast offerings.

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