One of our partners in Breakfast in the Classroom is the Food Research and Action Center. FRAC is the leading national nonprofit organization working in the area of hunger and malnutrition in the United States today. In addition to our upcoming webinar on coalition building, we wanted to let you know that FRAC also has some interactive resources you might find useful. Like us, FRAC thinks that Breakfast Matters and registration is now open for two upcoming “Breakfast Matters” calls.
What is “Breakfast Matters”? This ongoing series sponsored by FRAC features promising practices that will help ensure that all eligible children receive breakfast at school. These informal calls provide time for a discussion of the opportunities, barriers and the strategies that proved effective enough to overcome them. If you are working to expand access to breakfast in the schools in your area, we hope that these calls will be especially beneficial. Space is limited, so if you are interested please register online!
- Thursday February 24, 2011 at 3 p.m. (ET): “Working with Teachers on Breakfast in the Classroom” will feature speakers from the National Education Association Health Information Network and the Little Rock Education Association, among others. Focusing on ways to engage teachers with the breakfast in the classroom idea, this call will include information and strategies for working with teachers’ unions. Click here to sign up!
- Thursday March 24, 2011 at 3 p.m. (ET): “Working with Principals on Breakfast in the Classroom” will focus on how to engage and work with principals to ensure the success of school breakfast programs. Implementing classroom breakfast programs requires the support of principals; programs take off when principals champion them. This call will feature speakers from the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Click here to sign up!
FRAC works to improve public policies and private-public partnerships with the goal of eradicating hunger and undernutrition. Dedicated to conducting research, improving public policies at the federal/state/local level, serving as watchdog, coordinating stakeholders and promoting changes through public information and public relations, FRAC addresses food insecurity, hunger and obesity through their root cause: poverty.