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December 22, 2014
Walpole High School Teen Wins School Breakfast Poster Contest

(BOSTON—December 22, 2014) Mona Teasley, a freshman at Walpole High School has won top prize in the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education’s Child Nutrition Outreach Program School Breakfast Poster Contest.

Teasley’s poster was the top entry among a highly competitive group of over fifty entries from students across the Commonwealth. For her efforts, Teasley will receive a $500.00 prize and her poster will be used statewide to promote the annual School Breakfast Video Contest, School Breakfast: Eat. Film. Screen.

“The posters made by students to promote the upcoming school breakfast video contest among their peers is an important tool in highlighting the importance of eating a healthy school breakfast”, said Ashley Krebs, director of the Child Nutrition Outreach Program. “School breakfast programs are vital resources helping all students thrive in school and we can’t wait to see the submissions generated for the video contest.”

The inaugural School Breakfast Poster Contest launched this past September.  Massachusetts high school students were invited to create a poster designed to generate entries in School Breakfast Video Contest: Eat. Film. Screen.  Students were encouraged to use whatever medium they preferred – watercolor, pen and ink, markers, crayon, graphic design etc. but were required to feature certain information and images. Each entry was judged on how effectively and creatively it communicated the upcoming school breakfast video contest guidelines. The winning entry not only featured a bright and visually eye-catching color scheme, but also featured realistic cartoon characters filming their own entry for the school breakfast video contest.

The school breakfast video contest will launch on March 2, 2015. Students will be asked to submit a short video encouraging others to eat a healthy school breakfast. All submissions are required to feature at least one scene in a school cafeteria; have to be fully created by students; and feature a reimbursable school breakfast meal. Submissions will be accepted until April 3, 2015. The winning video will receive a $1,000 American Express ® gift card to be spent on the class; second place will receive a $300 American Express® gift card, and third place a $200 American Express ® gift card.   For more information on the School Breakfast Video Contest, please visit: www.meals4kids.org/school-breakfast-eat-film-screen

About the Child Nutrition Outreach Program
The Child Nutrition Outreach Program (CNOP) works to increase participation in two underutilized federal child nutrition programs, the National School Breakfast Program and the Summer Food Service Program. Funded by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and administered by Project Bread, CNOP has been supporting school nutrition directors, superintendents, principals, and other school personnel since 1994.  For more information, visit; www.meals4kids.org , www.facebook.com/ChildNutri, or www.twitter.com/ChildNutri.

About Project Bread
Project Bread is the only statewide anti-hunger organization committed to providing people of all ages, cultures, and walks of life with sustainable, reliable access to nutritious food. From community-based meal programs, to early childhood and school nutrition initiatives, to improved access to farm-to-table resources, Project Bread approaches hunger as a complex problem with multiple solutions. With funds raised through The Walk for Hunger and other sources, Project Bread pioneers innovative initiatives and supports effective programs to eradicate hunger in our state. For more information, visit; www.projectbread.org, www.facebook.com/projectbread, or www.twitter.com/walkforhunger.


About the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, sometimes referred to as the Massachusetts Department of Education, is the state education agency for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. It is responsible for public education at the elementary and secondary levels, and is governed by the Massachusetts Board of Education. For more information, visit www.doe.mass.edu

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