Wednesday, April 8, 2015
SCHOOL BREAKFASTS GETTING BETTER, REACHING MORE KIDS
School breakfast is getting healthier while reaching more children, according to a. new analysis by the Food Research and Action Center. An average of 11.2 million low-income children ate a healthy morning meal each day at school during the 2013-2014 school year, an increase of 320,000 children from the previous school year. Participation growth was driven by several factors. The economy played a role as families grappling with the slow recovery from the recession found themselves eligible for free and reduced-price meals. Improved policy changes, like direct certification and Community Eligibility, meant that schools were better able to identify and certify income-eligible children for school meals.
Source: Food Research and Action Center, 3/31/15, School Breakfast