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childhood hunger

25 Jun

Breakfast guidance for schools

State encourages school districts to implement effective breakfast programs. New joint guidance from the New Jersey Department of Education and the New Jersey Department of Agriculture highlights the importance of a new state law that requires high-poverty schools to serve breakfast during the regular school day — rather than before school when most children have not yet arrived. The guidance is important as schools with at least 70 percent of students eligible for free or low-cost school meals must implement these programs...

22 Jun

2019 NBC 4 & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo New York

Stop by the CFA booth at the 7th annual NBC4/T47 Health & Fitness Expo! The 7th Annual NBC 4 & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo presented by Quest Diagnostics is a one-of-a-kind, family-friendly health and fitness weekend event held at MetLife Stadium. This free, non-ticketed event is open to the general public. The event is aimed at motivating people to engage in a healthy lifestyle within their community. Visitors to the NBC 4 & Telemundo 47 Health & Fitness Expo...

17 Jun

-Summer meals for NJ kids!

With the school year winding down, organizations across New Jersey are gearing up to serve fresh, healthy summer meals to children and teens in communities across the state. Funded through the USDA, these meals must meet USDA nutritional guidelines, which call for balanced foods that contain low salt and sugar and whole grains. This summer, New Jersey expects to have about 1,300 sites across the state serving meals to children and teens 18 and under. Not only do these programs provide nutritious...

07 May

-Too many babies missing out on WIC

Far too many pregnant women, new mothers, and their young children in the U.S. are missing out on the healthy nutrition they need, according to a report released today by the Food Research & Action Center (FRAC). Making WIC Work Better: Strategies to Reach More Women and Children and Strengthen Benefits Use features a comprehensive set of recommendations to overcome the barriers that have led to a shocking downward trend in participation in the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program...

03 Apr

-NJ’s poorest schools missing out on school breakfast

A new report finds that just half of students in the state’s most impoverished schools are receiving federally-funded school breakfast. This is because many continue to serve breakfast before school when most children have not yet arrived, according to a new report. Under a new state law, these schools will be required to serve breakfast during the school day no later than September 2019, according to the report, published by

19 Feb

-NJ Spotlight covers FRAC school breakfast scorecard

A great article from NJ Spotlight about the Food Research & Action Center’s recent report, showing New Jersey headed in the wrong direction on serving school breakfast to low-income students. Read the coverage. Despite the bad news, we’re very confidence we will begin climbing back up the school breakfast ranks, once high-poverty schools begin to comply with a new law that requires any school with at least 70 percent of low-income students to serve breakfast after the bell —...

15 Feb

-What Does Hunger Look Like?

Take a moment to look around your neighborhood, chances are most of your neighbors live in a nice home, drive a decent car, maybe have a have pet or two and have some form of income.  How could food insecurity be an issue here, in beautiful Bergen County? I have long supported food relief programs within the United States, it was not until I became an employee of CFA that I became fully aware of how pervasive hunger is in...

13 Feb

-NJ slips in school breakfast ranks

New state law promises improvement New Jersey is heading in the wrong direction when it comes to providing school breakfast to low-income students, many of whom routinely face hunger, according to a national report released today. The state dropped from 19th to 21st place in the Food Research and Action Center’s (FRAC) annual School Breakfast Scorecard. Since 2011, New Jersey schools had made steady progress in reaching more hungry children through the federal School Breakfast Program, but...

03 Oct

–Fueling Up for School Breakfast

Eagles player, kids wearing milk mustaches, school breakfast champs & more at our event today in Atlantic City… We had a great time celebrating school breakfast and spotlighting a new state law that requires all high-poverty schools to serve breakfast after the bell. We started the morning with a visit to Mrs. Lee’s 3rd grade class at the Richmond Avenue School in Atlantic City, where breakfast is served to all students from grades pre-k through high school. The district serves a...