New School Year Means Breakfast After the Bell Law Is Now In Effect

The start of the 2017-18 school year also means that my Breakfast After The Bell bill (House Bill 408, passed in 2016) is now in effect. This means that all Delaware school children will have the opportunity to start their day with a healthy breakfast.

We’ve seen how successful school breakfast programs can be when schools and policymakers think outside the box, and we want that success in our state. With this program, schools have the flexibility to offer breakfast through different services such as “Breakfast in the Classroom” and “Second Chance Breakfast,” and “Grab and Go Breakfast.”

This Delawareonline article describes the new program really well: http://delonline.us/2vvP40Z.

Thanks to Food Bank of Delaware and Delaware State Education Association for their advocacy and support with this law. I’m grateful for their help, as are the countless students who will start their school day with a full stomach and ready to learn.

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