Eating breakfast at school improves student learning and health.

No time? Lack staff? Easy grab-n-go solutions to get you started.

Breakfast Benefits

Breakfast Benefits

The breakfast-learning connection is well-documented and now studies are also finding that breakfast improves nutrition intake and may even protect against childhood obesity. Providing a school breakfast program is a win-win for all: food service directors, school administrators and board members, teachers, parents and students. Increasing participation in your School Breakfast Program can:

  • Better prepare your students for learning
  • Reduce absenteeism and tardiness
  • Improve student behavior
  • Help you raise revenues and improve financial performance
  • Help improve test scores and educational outcomes
  • Help you qualify for additional Title I and E-rate funding

Solutions to Breakfast Barriers

We can offer you easy solutions to common perceived barriers to starting a School Breakfast Program, such as lack of time or staff. One option: switch from a traditional breakfast model to a grab-n-go Breakfast BREAKs approach. Watch this video to learn how one person can serve breakfast to 600 students in less than 15 minutes. Breakfast BREAKS are the most cost-effective, practical solution to feeding more children breakfast every day.

Did You Know?

Research shows that children who eat breakfast:
  • are less likely to be overweight
  • show improvement on math, reading and standardized test scores
  • establish healthier habits for later in life
  • have fewer absences and incidences of tardiness
  • are more likely to behave better in school
  • consume more calcium, fiber, folate and protein

Learn more about the research on the benefits of school breakfast:

FRAC Breakfast for Learning (pdf)
FRAC Breakfast for Health (pdf)

How Does Your State Rank in SBP?

See for yourself. The Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) new interactive map quickly shows you participation, funding and growth in each state for the School Breakfast Program.