Good news for schools and families — School Breakfast Program participation continues to rise across the country, according the latest annual School Breakfast Scorecard. On an average day in the 2015-2016 school year, 14.2 million children participated in the School Breakfast Program; 12.1 million of them were students eligible to receive free and reduced-price meals.
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!