New Jersey - Breakfast at school: Policy requirement

Area: 
Policy Or Plan Requirements
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law recommends strategies to ensure students eat breakfast in the morning or maintains a program that only applies to certain schools (ex. schools with 70% FRPL students).

New Jersey Statutes 18A:33-11.1 "Breakfast after the bell" program; report to Governor, Legislature.

  1. a. A public school operated by a school district of the State participating in the federal school breakfast program or a nonpublic school participating in the federal school breakfast program is encouraged to increase the number of students participating in the program by establishing a “breakfast after the bell” program through the incorporation of school breakfast in the first-period classroom or during the first few minutes of the school day.
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