"This important piece of legislation will help improve access for the more than 270,000, Kentucky students who are missing out on school breakfast," says Davis.
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Washington, DC – This week, Governor Beshear signed into law SB 151, a bill that will help ensure kids across Kentucky are able to access a nutritious school breakfast. The following is a statement from Share Our Strength Senior Vice President Lisa Davis on the impact of this legislation:
“Last week, Kentucky’s legislature took important steps to ensure students will be able to access school breakfast. SB 151 removes “barriers to breakfast” for vulnerable children across the Commonwealth of Kentucky.
“This important piece of legislation will help improve access for the more than 270,000, Kentucky students who are missing out on school breakfast. By clarifying state law to allow school administrators to consider 15 minutes of time when students are eating breakfast in their classroom and engaged in educational activities as instructional time, this bill will enable schools to implement more effective breakfast programs like breakfast in the classroom.
“We’re grateful for the leadership of Governor Beshear, Senator Howell, Representative Riley Commissioner Quarles, and our partners at Feeding Kentucky and Tusk Philanthropies for moving this legislation over the finish line. School breakfast helps provide the nutrition kids need to learn, thrive and grow. Feeding kids today is one of the smartest investments we can make to ensure they’re ready to face the challenges of tomorrow.
About No Kid Hungry
No child should go hungry in America. But in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, 1 in 6 kids could face hunger this year. No Kid Hungry is working to end childhood hunger by helping launch and improve programs that give all kids the healthy food they need to thrive. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization committed to ending hunger and poverty.