Fact Sheet: School Breakfast Program
2009 | Download
Studies show that children who eat school breakfast have better nutrition and academic performance than those who do not eat breakfast or who eat an unhealthy breakfast. Students who eat breakfast have a lower overall fat intake, snack less throughout the day, eat more fruits, drink more milk, and are less likely to be overweight than those who don’t eat breakfast.
From PHI's California Project LEAN, this fact sheet explores the School Breakfast Program, the federal program that assists public schools and nonprofit private schools in providing affordable meals to children.