State law requires specific strategies to ensure all students eat breakfast.
General Laws of Massachusetts 15.1G Advisory councils to board; membership; duties
The school breakfast related outreach program activities shall include, but not be limited to:
(i) development of an outreach campaign to promote the link between a nutritious breakfast and the ability to learn; to make the school breakfast program attractive to all children; and to create a positive picture of school as a basic source of breakfast for all income groups. The efforts should be particularly targeted toward communities with the highest need and should include outreach to linguistic minorities;
(ii) technical assistance shall be provided and technical assistance materials shall be produced including, but not be limited to, facts and guidelines on United States Department of Agriculture requirements; ideas for increasing participation; ideas for safeguarding confidentiality; ways to involve parents and other members of the community; and suggestions for creative menus; and
(iii) technical assistance shall be provided for the development of new and innovative proposals including a “school breakfast period” during existing school hours in schools in which a majority of children are program eligible, and a universal breakfast program in school systems with eighty percent of the students eligible.
School Breakfast Programs
Reviews school breakfast programs