THE EVERETT ADVOCATE – Friday, June 7, 2019 Page 3 DiDomenico urges action on “Breakfast after the Bell” bill ticipation levels are low – at less than 40% – compared to 80-90% participation for free and reduced lunch. Consequently, children are showing up to school hungry and unprepared to learn. Moving breakfast from before the bell to after the bell is a proven, simple and effective strategy to boost breakfast participation in an effort to ensure that all students are fed and show up ready to learn every day. This is the second legislative session in which Senator DiDomenico has filed this legislation. In 2018, the Massachusetts Senate passed the bill with a unanimous and bipartisan vote. ENCORE CASINO DRIVING OPPORTUNITY!! State Senator Sal DiDomenico recently went before the Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Committee on Education to speak about his “Breakfast after the Bell” bill. (Courtesy Photo) B OSTON – State Senator Sal DiDomenico recently testified before the Joint Committee on Education in support of legislation he filed to fight childhood hunger and boost participation rates in school breakfast programs. S.267, An Act regarding breakfast after the bell, would require all public K-12 schools with 60% or more students eligible for free or reduced-price meals under the federal National School Lunch Program to offer breakfast after the instructional day begins. “We can have the best teachers, facilities and technology, but if our kids are showing up for school hungry, they simply are not ready to learn,” said DiDomenico in his testimony before the Committee. “With one in eight kids living in food-insecure households, it’s clear that we need to take steps to ensure every student has the nutrition they need and deserve. I would like to thank the Rise and Shine Massachusetts Coalition for their incredible advocacy on this issue and partnership in helping to move this bill forward.” Massachusetts currently requires all high-poverty schools to provide breakfast to every eligible student. However, because breakfast is typically offered before the bell and in the cafeteria, par8 Norwood St. Everett (617) 387-9810 www.eight10barandgrille.com Kitchen Hours: Mon-Thurs: 12-10pm Fri-Sat: 12-11pm Sunday: 1pm-10pm Lunch Menu! Enjoy our Famous $10 Served Mon. thru Fri. ‘til 3:30 PM Choose from 16 Items! Grilled Rib Eye Steak! Only $22.00 includes Two Sides Every Friday FRESH HADDOCK DINNER Prepared Your Way! Includes two sides Easy! *APR=Annual Percentage Rate. Monthly principal and interest payment per $1,000.00 borrowed for 30 months at 7.80% APR is $36.80. Rates subject to change without notice. Loan amount up to $30,000. Other rates and terms available. Rate, term and approval amount based on credit worthiness. Terms and conditions apply. Qualification restrictions apply. Now Featuring our BREAKFAST PIZZA & OMELET MENU Saturday & Sunday Only Served until 3:30 PM Everett Car Service has exclusive rights to pick up all visitors in front of new $2.6B Encore Casino. Well over 40,000 visitors estimated daily and Everett Car is the only license holder in the city to service the Casino. Major opportunity to make money driving taxi – 50/50 split. Both day and night shifts available - call us now at 781-322-9400 or email dmorovitz@maldentrans. com. Good driver history a must! Please bring copy of driver history (from Registry) to interview. EOE life∙style Your life. How you live it. Whatever you do, you could do it for less with our low rate! MASS BAY LIFESTYLE LOANS as low as 7.80% APR* VACATIONS | WEDDINGS | BIKES | MORE Apply EASY online at massbaycu.org, call 617-269-2700 or just stop by. massbaycu.org (617) 269-2700 183 Main Street, Everett Federally insured by NCUA EQUAL HOUSING OPPORTUNITY

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