Calling in the Breakfast Brigade with Partners

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Calling in the Breakfast Brigade with Partners

Voice: May 2017

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, and many students are getting that healthy morning meal in the classroom.

Partners for Public Education has made extensive efforts to educate Pennsylvanians about the importance of breakfast to student learning. Recently, Partners Post highlighted Project PA’s Breakfast Brigade, which provides free assistance to school districts starting new school breakfast programs or expanding existing ones.

School food service directors volunteer their time to provide the free training and assistance with the Breakfast Brigade.

Dave Lloyd is part of the team. A former food service director for the Harrisburg School District, Lloyd saw firsthand how important breakfast is for students to learn and excel.

“The nurses would ask me for snacks and juice because they were getting many visits midmorning from these children who were hungry and didn’t have breakfast,” Lloyd said. “They couldn’t learn because they didn’t have breakfast.”

Learn more about the importance of school breakfast and find resources for educators and parents at