PLANTATION, Fla. — Plantation Middle School joins the ranks of Broward County public schools implementing innovative meal programs, on Tuesday, April 5, 2016, at a school launch event. The school is introducing a Grab ‘n’ Go cart, which makes it easier for students to eat breakfast.
Unlike traditional breakfast programs that only serve students in the cafeteria, the Grab ‘n’ Go Patio Breakfast helps to increase breakfast participation by placing carts outside, allowing students to grab breakfast as they socialize, shoot hoops or head into class.
Representatives from Florida Impact, Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) and Plantation Middle School are on hand to answer questions about innovative breakfast models and the District’s commitment to ensure all students start their day with a healthy meal.
Grab ‘n’ Go Patio Breakfast Kickoff
Tuesday, April 5, 2016, from 9 – 9:25 a.m.
Plantation Middle School, 6600 W Sunrise Blvd., Plantation, FL 33313
• Dr. Sherri Wilson, Principal, Plantation Middle School
• Andre Ponder, Assistant Principal, Plantation Middle School
• Julie Kreafle, South Florida Program Coordinator, Florida Impact
• Darlene Moppert, Food and Nutrition Program Manager, Broward County Public Schools
Florida Impact and No Kid Hungry are partnering with Broward County Public Schools to end child hunger in Broward County. For more information on innovative breakfast models and the No Kid Hungry Campaign, visit www.NoKidHungry.org
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ABOUT BROWARD COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS
CELEBRATING 100 YEARS OF EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE - Established 1915
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has over 265,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 103 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 208 different countries and speak 181 different languages. For more information about BCPS and the Centennial Celebration, visit browardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools, like BCPS on Facebook atfacebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.
About Florida Impact
Founded in 1979, Florida Impact provides the means to help end hunger in Florida. Through outreach, advocacy and strategic partnerships, Florida Impact identifies what works and finds ways to deliver solutions to Floridians struggling with food insecurity. Florida Impact focuses on increasing access to and participation in innovative federal meal programs by providing the support necessary to adopt and expand programs across the state. Eliminating barriers to implementation, Florida Impact assists in assessing community needs, determining what programs meet those needs, forging partnerships, organizing events, generating awareness, and providing infrastructural support. By coordinating efforts on the regional, state and national levels, Florida Impact strives to close hunger gaps in communities statewide.
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America, but 1 in 5 kids will face hunger this year. Using proven, practical solutions, No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger today by connecting children in need to programs like school breakfast and summer meals, and teaching low-income families to cook healthy, affordable foods. In 2015, with support from the Social Innovation Fund, a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Florida Impact joined No Kid Hungry to launch a local No Kid Hungry Community. Together, we are creating transformational social change in this nation, and making sure kids facing hunger get the healthy food they need. Join us at NoKidHungry.org.