Did you know that two and a half million students are enrolled in charter schools nationwide? Charter schools serve many low-income children who rely on school breakfast and school lunch, and yet charter schools face unique barriers when operating federal school meal programs—facilities challenges, a lack of familiarity with programming, and limited administrative capacity, for example.
In spite of those challenges, charter schools are finding ways to implement thriving nutrition programs by meeting these challenges with best practices; specifically, through universal meals and boosting school breakfast participation by making it part of the school day.
We invite you to register now for FRAC’s Thursday, June 9, Breakfast Matters webinar, “Building Strong School Meals Programs in Charter Schools”; the 60-minute presentation starts at 3 p.m. ET.
During this webinar we will learn more about strategies to overcome some of the challenges charter schools face when implementing federal school meal programs, and how state agencies and anti-hunger advocates can help support charter schools in this effort.
FRAC is a partner in the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom initiative, along with the School Nutrition Foundation, NEA Healthy Futures, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation. Please follow the Partners on Facebook and Twitter for more news, information, and resources on school breakfast and breakfast-in-the-classroom around the country.