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Gov. Hickenlooper to sign ‘Breakfast After the Bell’

New law gives more than 80,000 additional kids access to a healthy breakfast at school


WHAT:  Gov. John Hickenlooper will sign House Bill 2013-1006, the Breakfast After the Bell Nutrition Program, in a signing ceremony with school children at an elementary school in Adams County School District 14 of Commerce City.
HB-1006 was designed to combat child hunger in schools with a high percentage of students from low-income families. It was sponsored by Reps. Dominick Moreno of Commerce City and Tony Exum of Colorado Springs, and Sen. Angela Giron, D-Pueblo.
The bill requires Colorado schools to offer breakfast after the bell to all students beginning in the 2014-15 school year, if 80 percent or more of their student body is eligible for free or reduced-price lunch. In the 2015-16 school year, schools with 70 percent or more qualifying students will have to follow suit. 
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WHEN:                - Wednesday, May 15, from 8:30-9:30 a.m. 
                            - Breakfast in the Classroom
                            - Bill signing ceremony @ 9 a.m.

WHERE:             Rose Hill Elementary
                           6900 E. 58th Ave.
                           Commerce City, CO 80022
CONTACT:             Michelle Ray, Hunger Free Colorado, cell (720) 432-0255

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