cerealIt's National School Breakfast Week, and several HOST members are sharing information, ideas, and success stories.

  • The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) gives us a number of resources to help promote local participation in the week, including sample talking points, social media posts, and a press release, along with an infographic about the benefits of breakfast in the classroom.
  • FRAC has also released its latest School Breakfast Scorecard, which analyzes nationwide and state-by-state participation in the School Breakfast Program for the 2016-2017 school year. The report includes best practices for increasing participation in the program.
  • Action for Healthy Kids offers a number of tips, resources, and ways to take action in observance of the week (and beyond).

For examples of how specific schools are observing the week and extending their actions across the year, check out these news stories from places around the country.

  • PEOPLE ARE SAYING

    "NIOST has been an anchor for numerous school age care projects we do, including ASQ (After-School Quality) and Links to Learning. They are a nationally respected organization that Pennsylvania has partnered with for over 20 years."



    – Betsy O. Saatman, TA Specialist/SAC Initiatives, Pennsylvania Key
  • PEOPLE ARE SAYING

    "NIOST was a core partner in supporting the development of quality improvement systems across the nine cities that participated in The Wallace Foundation Next Generation Afterschool System-Building Initiative. The NIOST team worked well with other technical assistance partners in the initiative, always willing to pitch in and collaborate with others to make our professional learning community meetings a team effort. I truly hope the Foundation has an opportunity to partner with them in the future."


    – Priscilla M. Little, Initiative Manager, The Wallace Foundation

  • PEOPLE ARE SAYING

    "NIOST has been a leader in the out-of-school time field for as long as I can remember, and I have relied on their research, tools, and advice to improve my practice throughout my career. Their staff members are good partners and good listeners, and their influence across the country is palpable."


    – Jane Quinn, Vice President and Director of National Center for Community Schools, Children's Aid Society
  • PEOPLE ARE SAYING

    "Georgia Hall, Ellen Gannett, and the NIOST team have been instrumental in driving the healthy afterschool movement. Their dedication to quality practice, informed policy, and collective impact is instrumental in our effort to create healthier communities."



    – Daniel W. Hatcher, Director, Community Partnerships, Alliance for a Healthier Generation

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