Why Breakfast ?
School-aged children spend 2000 hours at school each year. Many children rely on school not only for education, but also for a consistent meal. It makes sense that we need to take advantage of the school setting to ensure our children are getting a healthy and regular breakfast AND lunch. Additionally, research shows us that students who eat breakfast are more ready to learn than those who don’t.
Research shows us that breakfast positively impacts learning and health:
- Behavior and Attention
- Daily Attendance
- Nutritional Intake
- Overall Physical Health
- Learning Connections with Breakfast
- The Wellness Impact: Breakfast
- The Complete Wellness Impact Report
- The Complete Learning Connection Report
- USDA- Can Breakfast Policies Impact Health
- USDA- Diet Quality of Kids Ages 2-17, Healthy Eating Index 2010
- School Breakfast Scorecard