Rise & Shine Illinois and be Powered by Breakfast
Lt. Gov. Evelyn Sanguinetti and Rep. Will Davis joined school breakfast champions in Joliet, January 19, 2017 to celebrate the Breakfast After the Bell Program kick-off event. The new Breakfast After the Bell law will enable children at 890 schools in Illinois to access school breakfast. Starting in the 2017-18 school year breakfast will be provided after the instructional day begins by public schools in which at least 70% of the students are eligible for free or reduced-price meals.
Representative Will Davis received a School Breakfast Champion Appreciation Award from Rise and Shine Illinois for his leadership on the Breakfast After the Bell bill. Throughout the day School Breakfast Champions kept the breakfast bus moving full steam ahead discussing ideas and strategies to empower schools to successfully implement Breakfast After the Bell programs.