Monday, June 9, 2014

MEDIA ADVISORY -- USDA Official Checks Out Breakfast in the Classroom at Central Elementary

Reporters and editors: Your coverage is welcome for the visit tomorrow
morning, June 10, 2014, of Kevin Concannon, US Department of Agriculture
Under Secretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services. Under Secretary
Concannon will be observing the Breakfast in the Classroom program at
Central Elementary School in City Heights.

Supt. Cindy Marten will be leading the delegation from San Diego Unified
to welcome Under Secretary Concannon. Gary Petill, Food Services Director,
San Diego Unified, will also be available to answer questions on the
program. More information on the program is available at

Jack Brandais | Communications Department | San Diego Unified School
District | (619) 725-5570 (Desk) | (619) 607-0477 (Cell)

Food and Nutrition Service
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FNS Western Regional Office (415) 705-1311

Breakfast in the Classroom at San Diego School

USDA highlights the importance of promoting healthy choices

SAN FRANCISCO, June 10, 2014 ­ TOMORROW, USDA Under Secretary for Food,
Nutrition and Consumer Services (FNCS) Kevin Concannon will observe
Breakfast in the Classroom (BIC) at Central Elementary School of San Diego
Unified School District (SDUSD).

The USDA's School Breakfast Program provides a nutritious start to each
school day for nearly 13 million children in over 91,000 schools and
residential child care institutions. It offers school children of all
economic backgrounds a well-balanced, healthy meal consistent with the
latest nutrition science and dietary guidelines.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014, 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. PDT

WHAT: USDA officials will observe BIC and meet with school officials.

WHERE: Central Elementary School, 4063 Polk Ave., San Diego, CA 92105

WHO: Kevin Concannon, Under Secretary for USDA FNCS
Jesus Mendoza, Jr., Regional Administrator, USDA Food and Nutrition
Service (FNS)
Gary Petill, SDUSD Food Service Director


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nutrition assistance programs that work in concert to form a national
safety net against hunger. Learn more by visiting
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