Posts Tagged ‘breakfast



19
Aug
11

‘healthy, hunger-free kids’

Detroit Free Press: All Detroit Public Schools students will receive free breakfast, lunch and snacks in an effort to remove the stigma of being from a low-income family.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture program chose Michigan as one of three states to participate in the pilot program. Charter schools and districts in Michigan can participate if at least 40% of students are eligible for public assistance.

“One of the primary goals of this program is to eliminate the stigma that students feel when they get a free lunch, as opposed to paying cash,” said DPS Chief Operating Officer Mark Schrupp. “Some students would skip important meals to avoid being identified as low-income. Now, all students will walk through a lunch line and not have to pay. Low-income students will not be easily identifiable and will be less likely to skip meals.”

Although not required to participate, parents are still being asked to fill out a survey that includes income analysis to ensure that children, schools and the district will continue to receive millions of dollars in benefits and resources from the state and federal governments, as well as private grants. Program funding dependent on the surveys includes tutoring, after-school programs, field trips, technology and equipment, DDOT bus cards, free college testing, enrichment activities and others.

The Community Eligibility Option is among the early reforms enacted under President Obama’s Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act, which authorized the USDA to select up to three states to test the option in School Year 2011-12. A main factor in choosing the finalists was the prevalence of high-poverty areas. The option will be offered to more states in successive years, and will be available to all states beginning School Year 2014-15.

Thank you BWD ;-)

December 2010:

12
May
11

hispanic prayer breakfast

President Barack Obama gestures as he delivers remarks at the National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast at the Mellon Auditorium in Washington, May 12

21
Apr
11

as requested….

For GGail ;-)

Easter Prayer breakfast, April 19

And for everyone who has asked me to post this again:

New York, April 6

19
Apr
11

iprayer

19
Apr
11

a breakfast prayer (video added)

President Barack Obama and others lower their heads during an Easter Prayer breakfast with Christian leaders in the East Room of the White House, April 19

…with Vashti McKenzie of the African Methodist Episcopal Church

…with Texas-based evangelist Bishop T.D. Jakes

09
Feb
11

joy

MSNBC: Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has recovered enough from a bullet to the brain to ask for toast with breakfast. Few details are available, but Pia Carusone, Giffords’ chief of staff, confirmed that the congresswoman made the verbal request on Monday when hospital workers at TIRR Memorial Hermann brought her a meal…

Though small, the request marks a milestone for the congresswoman … In a Facebook update on Tuesday, her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, said that Giffords is eating three meals a day and enjoying it, “even though it’s hospital food.”

Doctors at Giffords’ Houston rehabilitation center on Tuesday said that she’s recovering well and that they hope she can make enough progress to attend her husband’s space shuttle launch in April.

….”The doctors say she is recovering at lightning speed considering her injury but they aren’t kidding when they say this is a marathon process,” Kelly wrote on Facebook. “There are encouraging signs every day, though.”

03
Feb
11

why is this intelligent man wearing a mark halperin mask?

What? It is Mark Halperin?! Jeepers, is his love-in with Palin over?!

You can see the President’s National Prayer Breakfast address in this thread

03
Feb
11

“maybe something good can come from this”

President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama greet astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Feb. 3

03
Feb
11

‘lord, give me patience as I watch malia go to her first dance’

03
Feb
11

a breakfast kiss

President Obama gets a kiss from first lady Michelle Obama after he spoke at the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, Feb. 3

“….a second recurring theme in my prayers is a prayer for humility. Now, God answered this prayer for me early on by having me marry Michelle. Because whether it’s reminding me of a chore undone, or questioning the wisdom of watching my third football game in a row on Sunday, she keeps me humble.”

Transcript here

Astronaut Mark Kelly, husband of wounded Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, receives a hug from first lady Michelle Obama




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