Friday, March 13, 2015
HUNGER IN SCHOOLS STILL WIDESPREAD
Most educators regularly see students come to school hungry, and school breakfast programs often are inadequate for addressing the issue. Hunger in Our Schools 2015, a new report from No Kid Hungry, finds that 75% of public school teachers say their students regularly attend school hungry, causing them to lose concentration, lack energy, and have more behavioral problems. Although 94% of public schools offer breakfast programs, participation remains low because the programs are delivered poorly. Many start too early, single out students who need breakfast, and require too much effort on the part of students, the report says.
Source: Share Our Strength, 3/15, Hunger in Schools