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We know that academic and health outcomes for children eating breakfast at school are demonstrable and significant. Therefore, we have collaborated with organizations such as Share Our Strength to support legislative and programmatic efforts which give children the breakfast that they need.
The important of children eating breakfast has been recognized and supported in the Governor’s office. In the 2014 legislative session, $1.72 million in funding was invested in the Maryland Meals for Achievement (MMFA) program and as a result 40,000 more children will have access to free breakfast.
The MMFA program addresses the hunger and nutritional needs of students in schools where 40 percent or more students are eligible for free and reduced-price meals.