Benefits of Breakfast at School
As students prepare to start a new school year, school nutrition program staff are getting ready to serve nutritious school meals starting each day with breakfast at school! Breakfast has long been said to be the most important meal of the day because it “breaks the fast” after many hours without food from the night before until the beginning of a new day. Eating a healthy breakfast provides fuel the body needs to jumpstart the day and help a child learn. There are a multitude of benefits from eating breakfast for children, parents, and schools alike.
Breakfast Expansion Tools
- Wellness Impact Report
- USDA Breakfast Toolkit
- Strategies for School Breakfast Program Expansion
- SNA Breakfast in the Classroom Resource Center
- SNA Growing School Breakfast Participation
- Dairy in Your School
We at School Nutrition believe in breakfast, and we aren’t the only ones. Read how Breakfast and the Brain: How Eating Breakfast Impacts School Performance. To help your school increase your breakfast participation we have compiled a list of resources for you.