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State Representative Al Landis (96th District) observed how breakfast is served in the classroom for grades 2-5 at West Elementary School in Newcomerstown. Breakfast is supplied to the school through the Children's Hunger Alliance, a statewide nonprofit organization dedicated to ensuring that children without access receive healthy food, nutrition education and physical activity. Children's Hunger Alliance does this by working with child care providers and breakfast, afterschool, and summer meal programs to increase access to nutritious food, educate children to make healthy food choices, and engage children in physical activity. Here, fifth grade student Hunter Amore stands with Rep. Landis after receiving his breakfast last week.

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Newcomerstown Schools' Superintendent Jeff Staggs, West School Principal Erin Peoples, Children's Hunger Alliance's Director of Communications Jennifer Doron and resident Director of AVI Food Systems at Newcomerstown Schools Scott Blind were on-hand to explain how the free breakfast works for the students at the West Elementary School to Rep. Al Landis. The majority of the students in the school receive the free breakfast (which is milk or juice, a fruit, and some sort of warm breakfast item which was breakfast pizza last week). They then take the breakfast back to their classroom and eat before the school day officially starts. Pictured with Rep. Landis are fifth grade students at West Elementary School.