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ERIC Number: ED508387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb
Pages: 17
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Report to the Legislature on: School Breakfast and Summer Food Service Programs. MGL Chapter 15 Section 1G(f) and Chapter 61 of the Acts of 2007 Line Item 7053-1925
Massachusetts Department of Education
The paper presents the report on "School Breakfast and Summer Food Service Program." Pursuant to Chapter 61 of the Acts of 2007 line item 7053-1925 and Massachusetts General Laws (MGL) chapter 15 section 1G(f), this report is submitted to the Legislature. An Act establishing school-based Nutrition and Child Hunger Relief Programs was signed into law on January 14, 1993 and directs the Department of Education to establish a School Breakfast and Summer Food Service Outreach Program. Its overall goal is to increase participation in both programs, with emphasis on increasing the participation of needy children. Throughout the year, Department staff noted increased inquiries on the School Breakfast and Summer Food Service Programs. The classroom meal service and universal breakfast initiative for school breakfast has had many positive outcomes for both the students and teachers. The revised resources have provided districts with tools to improve, promote and strengthen their breakfast programs. Cities and towns that have adopted community partnerships to operate these programs see the most success in reaching children and addressing their nutritional needs. Increased student input and participation in the promotion of the breakfast programs have addressed misconceptions on food quality and availability. Providing opportunities for programs to share their successful models and discuss other methods to reach all eligible children has improved and strengthened programs in all regions of the commonwealth. Appendices include: (1) Chapter 61 of the Acts of 2007 line item 7053-1925; and (2) Massachusetts General Law chapter 15 section 1G(f).
Massachusetts Department of Education. 350 Main Street, Malden, MA 02148-5023. Tel: 781-338-3000; Web site:
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Massachusetts Department of Education
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts