It Starts With School Breakfast
It’s National School Breakfast Week, and just like your mother always told you, breakfast IS the most important meal of the day.
According to the No Kid Hungry Share Our Strength Teachers Report 2013:
- 73% of TEACHERS say they teach students who regularly come to school hungry because there isn’t enough food at home
- 87% of PRINCIPALS say they see hungry kids in their schools at least once a week
- 90% of EDUCATORS say breakfast is critical to academic achievement
That’s why Fuel Up to Play 60, the in-school nutrition and physical activity program supported by dairy farmers across the country, wants to make sure all students get the fuel they need to succeed, both in and out of the classroom, and start their days the right way… with breakfast!
Research shows that students who eat breakfast have better attention and memory, reduced discipline and attendance problems, and improved morning alertness.
If you’re thinking of ways you can make a difference, visit www.StartWithSchoolBreakfast.com to learn how school breakfast can change lives and find out how to help make breakfast available to all students.
American College of Sports Medicine, American School Health Association, GENYOUth Foundation, National Dairy Council, The Wellness Impact: Enhancing Academic Through Healthy School Environment, March 2013.