Topic: School Breakfast

New FRAC Report Emphasizes Continued Low Participation in Meal Programs During COVID-19

Child Nutrition Policy Analyst

The School Nutrition Programs — the National School Lunch Program and the School Breakfast Program —help reduce food insecurity, support healthy eating, and are linked to improved academic achievement and attendance. According to FRAC’s new report, School Meals: The Impact of the Pandemic on 54 Large School Districts, the shuttering of schools when the pandemic began and the variety of school schedules this past fall have dramatically reduced participation and changed operations in school meals programs. 

New FRAC Report Underscores School Breakfast Participation Critical to Combating Childhood Hunger

Child Nutrition Policy Analyst

Before school districts across the country were forced to close their doors in the spring due to COVID-19, the School Breakfast Program was providing much-needed nutrition to just over 12.6 million low-income children on an average school day. from September through February of the 2019–2020 school year, according to FRAC’s annual School Breakfast Scorecard, released yesterday.