Information on research supporting the health benefits of the School Breakfast Program:

  • School Breakfast Participation Improves Children’s Dietary Intake

  • School Breakfast Decreases the Risk of Food Insecurity

  • School Breakfast May Protect Against Childhood Obesity

  • School Breakfast Participation Protects Against Other Negative Health Outcomes

  • School Breakfast Helps Improve Student Academic Performance and Behavior; Skipping Breakfast Impairs Development and Learning

  • Breakfast in the Classroom Programs‡ and Programs Offering Breakfast at no Cost to all Children in the Cafeteria Yield Other Positive Results