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Annual Scorecard Reveals More Low-Income Children Start Their Day with a Healthy School Breakfast; Too Many Still Missing Out
More low-income children across the country are getting the nutrition they need to learn and thrive by participating in the School Breakfast Program, according to FRAC’s annual School Breakfast Scorecard. The evidence is overwhelming that efforts to increase school breakfast participation pay off — less hunger, better test scores, and improved student health.
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Feb 13, 2018
Etienne Melcher

FRAC’s School Breakfast Scorecard released this week reveals that on an average school day in the 2016–2017 school year, 12.2 million low-income students participated in school breakfast, an increase of 0.6 percent compared to the prior school year.

Feb 12, 2018
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This guest blog is provided by the Hunger-Free Leadership Institute (H-FLI) through Partners for a Hunger-Free Oregon, an organization that raises awareness about hunger, gives people access to food, and advocates for systemic change to end hunger in Oregon.

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  • Report

    This annual analysis looks at school breakfast participation and policies in 75 large school districts across the country to evaluate successful practices in reaching more low-income children with school breakfast. It is a companion report to the School Breakfast Scorecard.

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  • Fact Sheet

    The president’s fiscal year 2019 budget does not propose any direct changes to the federally funded Afterschool Meal and Snack Programs. These child nutrition programs, like the National School Lunch and School Breakfast programs and the Summer Nutrition Programs, are federal entitlement programs and are not part of the president’s proposal for the discretionary budget. The proposed budget does, however, zero out funding for the 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC), the largest federal funding source for operations of afterschool and summer programs.

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  • Report

    This annual report analyzes participation in the School Breakfast Program among low-income children nationally and in each state and the District of Columbia for the 2016-2017 school year. The report also features best practices for increasing participation in the program, including breakfast after the bell models and community eligibility.

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  • Fact Sheet

    The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is an important source of nutritious foods and nutrition education for many pregnant women, new mothers, infants, and children up to age five in low-income families. The program provides a monthly package of WIC checks that can be used in the grocery store to buy specific healthy foods. NOTE: This document was published in 2009 and is part of the Resource Library for its citation in this recently updated resource: Impact of the Revised WIC Food Packages on Nutrition Outcomes and the Retail Food Environment.

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