Digging into School Breakfast
Today marks the first day of National School Breakfast Week in the United States. This program was started by the School Nutritional Association in order to celebrate the importance of nutritious school breakfast in fueling students for success. Observed every year during the first week of March, this event celebrates the national School Breakfast Program and the many ways it gives kids a great start every day.
In alignment with the School Nutrition Association, we have put together 3 statistics that together, highlight the state of national school breakfast programs today.
Here is what is on the menu:
- Increase in Average Daily Participation (ADP) for free programs
- Students’ breakfast preferences
- Challenges facing school nutrition programs
Importance of School Breakfast