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Increasing School Breakfast Program (SBP) Participation Learning Session

Food insecurity, or a lack of consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life, was a chronic condition in the District of Columbia (DC) prior to the COVID-19 public health emergency and has worsened since March 2020. Rates of food-insecure residents in DC increased from 10.6 percent pre-pandemic to 16 percent in 2020, and higher rates exist among vulnerable populations, including children. To combat this issue, The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) FY21 SBP Expansion Grant awarded OSSE’s Division of Health and Wellness $2,000,000 to administer subgrants to School Food Authorities (SFAs) to increase student participation in the SBP and reduce food insecurity in DC. Through this course, participants will identify strategies for increasing student participation in SBP, explore key components of the SBP Expansion Grant overview, and review examples of how schools in the District are tackling complex roadblocks to improving participation in, and quality of, school breakfast.

Access the virtual training here.

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