Feb 10, 2013 3:29 PM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - There are now 19 schools in Jefferson County that offer free breakfast to students.
The schools are participating in the national Breakfast in a Classroom program, which is a joint initiative involving the Food Research and Action Center, the National Association of Elementary School Principals Foundation, National Education Association Health Information Network and the School Nutrition Foundation.
The national initiative began last year with a $5 million grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation and expanded to Jefferson County last fall.
JCPS Director of School and Community Nutrition Services Julia Bauscher told The Courier-Journal (http://cjky.it/XoABey) that the schools selected to participate in the program have high numbers of low-income students.
Cochran principal Tim Foster said the program has brought "a lot of great things" to the school.
Information from: The Courier-Journal, http://www.courier-journal.com
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