Utahns Against Hunger commends Governor for Signing HB222

March 25, 2020

Utahns Against Hunger expresses its appreciation for the Governor Gary Herbert’s support of HB222, Start Smart Utah Breakfast Program. This legislation will increase access to school breakfast in hundreds of schools across the State.  Offering breakfast after the bell will improve the lives of thousands of Utah children and ensure more Utah students will start the day ready to learn. Without the hard work of Representative Dan Johnson, Senator Lyle Hillyard, Senator Dan McCay and Senator David Hinkins, this important legislation would have waited another year. We also want to emphasize the important work by State Superintendent Sydnee Dickson, her leadership of the Board and Child Nutrition team, made HB 222 a priority.  Community partners, the public and the media also played a critical role in elevating the importance of school breakfast and how it contributes to the success of all students.

Truly, this legislation was a successful team effort.  We look forward to working with USBE on the implementation of this program.