Breakfast in the Classroom Initiative Receives Prestigious Award 2016-06-20SNA is pleased to announce that the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom (PBIC) initiative, in conjunction with its partners the School Nutrition Foundation (SNF), the Food Research & Action Center, NEA Healthy Futures, which is an affiliate of the National Education Association, and the National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation, is a Gold Award winner of the prestigious American Society of Association Executives (ASAE) 2016 Power of A Gold and Silver Awards. ASAE’s Power of A Awards is an annual recognition of associations that make exemplary commitments to creating a stronger America and world. They honor the outstanding accomplishments of associations and industry professionals in the areas of enriching lives, creating a competitive workforce, preparing society for the future, driving innovation and making a better world. Since 2010, generously funded by the Walmart Foundation, the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom have worked to bring students a healthy morning meal—a key ingredient for higher attendance, improved academic performance and better test scores. In the past two years alone, they have successfully effected change in seven states, granting over 2 million dollars to over 20 school districts to expand breakfast in the classroom programs in almost 100 schools. These programs, which continue to be implemented, have the potential to increase breakfast participation by more than 25,000 additional students. The Partners for BIC provide robust technical assistance resources with webinars, videos, blogs and toolkits, including an education session at next month’s Annual National Conference (Tuesday July 12, 8:45-9:45 am, “A CN Director, a Teacher, and a Principal Walk Into a Bar: A Discussion with the Partners for Breakfast in the Classroom”). Visit www.breakfastintheclassroom.org for more details about this valuable initiative. SNA, SNF and the Partners for BIC will be honored at the 17th Annual Summit Awards Dinner in October in Washington, D.C.