Maryland Advocates Kick Off 'Breakfast For Success' Campaign
Campaign Pushes for Innovative Program That Makes Breakfast Part of the School Day for High-Need Schools
BALTIMORE, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Share Our Strength, the Maryland State Education Association, Maryland Hunger Solutions, Advocates for Children and Youth, Sodexo Foundation and other groups today kicked off Breakfast For Success , a statewide campaign aimed at increasing funding by $1.8 million for Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA), an innovative state-funded program that makes breakfast a part of the school day for Maryland kids.
"Just over half of Maryland students who receive a free or reduced-price school lunch are participating in the School Breakfast Program," said Anne Sheridan, Director of Share Our Strength's Maryland No Kid Hungry campaign. " Maryland Meals for Achievement allows high-need schools to offer free, in-classroom breakfast which ensures that all students are starting the day ready to learn."
Three in five Maryland teachers regularly see kids come to the classroom hungry, according to a recent survey by Share Our Strength. The same study showed that nine in 10 teachers also say that breakfast is key to academic success. They credit breakfast with increased concentration (95%), better academic performance (89%) and better behavior in the classroom (73%).It is estimated that the proposed $1.8 million increase in funding would benefit more than 50,000 children in high-need schools across the state. "What we know is that being hungry makes it harder to learn," said Betty Weller, President of the Maryland State Education Association. " Maryland Meals for Achievement schools are in areas with a significant concentration of low-income children, so we know the need is high. Our leaders need to do everything they can to make sure our students start the day ready to learn, especially in schools where children are at a higher risk of hunger." Many students do not participate in the School Breakfast Program due to tight morning scheduling, cafeteria capacity, and fear of being stigmatized. MMFA reduces these barriers by making breakfast free for all students in the classrooms of select, high-need schools.
Select the service that is right for you!COMPARE ALL SERVICES
Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.
- $2.5+ million portfolio
- Large-cap and dividend focus
- Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
- Weekly roundups
Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.
- Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
- Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
- A custom stock screener
- Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.
- Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
- Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
- Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.
- Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
- Intraday commentary & news
- Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.
- 100+ monthly options trading ideas
- Actionable options commentary & news
- Real-time trading community
- Options TV