Tuesday, November 17, 2015
SCHOOL PRINCIPALS TOUT BREAKFAST AFTER THE BELL
More and more elementary school principals are urging others to adopt breakfast after the bell programs, citing higher participation in school breakfast among low-income children and an improved school environment as positive results, according to a new report. School breakfast fights hunger and provides countless educational and health benefits, yet just over half of the low-income children who participate in school lunch eat school breakfast. The report found 82% of school principals surveyed noted increases in school breakfast participation after introducing the program. Overall, principals in schools with breakfast after the bell programs noted an improved school environment with students being more attentive, fewer occurrences of tardiness and absenteeism, fewer disciplinary referrals, and improved reading and math test scores.
Source: Food Research Action Council, 11/10/15, School Breakfasts