Updates

Every morning during the school year, about 690 students show up to Miles Jerome Jones Elementary School in Richmond without having eaten breakfast. They’re hungry and would head to class concentrating on their growling stomachs rather than schoolwork if the school didn’t have a program to feed them, says the school’s principal.
March 09, 2016
“Kids can’t be hungry for knowledge if they’re just plain hungry,” said Dorothy McAuliffe, First Lady of Virginia. “That’s why breakfast can change a student’s life. It means more focused students and higher test scores, leading to higher graduation rates and better employment outcomes down the line.”
March 09, 2016
More than 300 schools in Virginia have changed the way they serve breakfast to their students this school year, resulting in a year-over-year increase of 21,000 students participating in the National School Breakfast Program.
March 08, 2016
"Food and Nutrition Services is looking at ways to increase our breakfast participation, and in line with our first lady of Virginia Dorothy McAuliffe's initiative to fight hunger for children in Virginia, we have started a 'breakfast in the classroom' program at Philips Elementary School and we have increased their breakfast participation by 50 percent," said Food and Nutrition Services Director Edwina Forrest. She added that the initiative is being tested at two other schools this month.
March 07, 2016
News coverage of First Lady Dorothy McAuliffe's visit to William Ramsay Elementary in Alexandria, VA.
March 07, 2016
News coverage of the alternative breakfast program at Staunton City's Ware Elementary.
March 07, 2016
Virginia has made noticeable progress in ensuring that more children across the state start their day with a healthy school breakfast. See how your school division is doing!
March 07, 2016
Breakfast sales at William Byrd Middle School have increased by 84 percent this school year. That means approximately 4,500 more breakfasts were sold through the close of sales in December than the year before in the same time period.
February 22, 2016