Thoughts of “summer” likely does not make you think of Alaska, but the Summer Food Service Program operates there and the rest of the country, feeding millions of hungry children once school’s out. This news story from NBC affiliate KTUU in Anchorage is one example of how our shelf-stable Meal Breaks will be used in the SFSP
The School Nutrition Association (SNA) offers a comprehensive tool kit and other resources to help you get the word out that “school breakfast provides a sunny, energizing start to the day for your students.”
On an average day in the 2014–2015 school year, 11.7 million students eligible to receive free and reduced-price meals participated in school breakfast, an increase of 4.2 percent or nearly 475,000 children over the previous year.
Summarizing the effectiveness of its school district’s Breakfast in the Classroom program, Erie, Pennsylvania schools Superintendent Jay Badams said the program “has delivered in every respect.” What a well-deserved, ringing endorsement for Classroom Breakfast!