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No Maine children should start the school day hungry

March 05, 2019 | Bangor Daily News

To increase the number of students eating school breakfast, anti-hunger organizations like Preble Street have been working with schools to adopt new breakfast services models that increase participation by expanding breakfast time and reducing stigma. It doesn’t matter how good a teacher’s lesson plans are; if children come to class hungry, they are far less likely to listen, and engage with the material and their peers. They’re already a step behind, and the bell’s just rung.

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