Saturday, May 4, 2013

Feeding kids has a great impact on student learning


“The simple act of feeding kids a healthy school breakfast can have a dramatic impact on their academic, health and economic futures.”  Ending Childhood Hunger: A Social Impact Analysis,”

Do you know that kids who eat breakfast are 20% more likely to graduate from high school, average 17.5% higher in math scores, and attend more school days per year?

Imagine…
·    Greater student participation in your Breakfast Program can increase federal funding to a school district.
·    Creating eating programs that encourage students to take grater advantage of hot lunch programs can have am important role in the solution of childhood hunger.

     If we know these statistics, then why are we not working harder to give the children the time eat well. Encouraging them to eat instead of other competing activities  We spend tons of times trying to figure out how to increase student learning. Some of the answer may be as simple as making a good hot breakfast and lunch that they will eat, and giving them the time to eat it.

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