Wednesday, March 4, 2015

More Kids Eating Breakfast at School

More low-income kids are eating school breakfast in communities across the U.S., according to new analyses by the Food Research and Action Center that look at school breakfast participation at the district, state, and national levels.

During the 2013-2014 school year, an average of 11.2 million low-income children ate a healthy morning meal each day at school, an increase of 320,000 children from the previous school year. Breakfast participation in Connecticut grew 4.5%, but at 47.4% of those kids who get free- or reduced-price lunch, participation is still below the national average. And, while a growing number of Connecticut schools are participating in the federal breakfast program, the state continues to have the lowest school participation rate in the nation (74.7%).

Thankfully we have Hunger Action Teams hard at work throughout the region working on this very problem! Look at this amazing work happening in West Hartford...

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