National School Breakfast Week – the annual observance that raises awareness of the importance of a healthy school breakfast for students – recently wrapped up its 35th weeklong celebration.
A healthy, well-balanced school breakfast is one of the most pivotal items a student can have in their toolbox – right next to books, pencils and other school supplies. According to the Food Research & Action Center, school breakfast is linked to improved test scores and academic achievement. Breakfast programs also reduce tardiness, discipline issues and food insecurity. So, what grade does your school breakfast program score?
The most recent school breakfast report card from the Food Research & Action Center, ranks New York 38th in terms of school breakfast participation, reaching 53.1 low-income students with school breakfast for every 100 who participate in school lunch. Take the first step toward increasing your school breakfast grade by working with American Dairy Association North East.