We all know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but far too many low-income children aren’t getting the nutrition they need in school.
More than 600,000 low-income children eat school lunch in Pennsylvania. But over half of those kids--56 percent--aren’t getting school breakfast. And when kids skip breakfast, it can affect their health as well as their ability to learn in school.
That’s why this school year, the Coalition Against Hunger launched the first-ever Pennsylvania School Breakfast Challenge, with the help of public and private partners across the state.
The 2014 Pennsylvania School Breakfast Challenge aims to increase participation in the School Breakfast Program to ensure all students start their day off right. Schools that participate in the Challenge can receive technical assistance and equipment to improve their breakfast programs, from spreading the word about school breakfast to students and families to implementing alternative models of serving breakfast that are proven to boost participation.
More than 1,100 schools have registered for the Challenge, with a total enrollment of 675,000 students.
Thanks to supporters like you, we’re ensuring all students have access to school breakfast so more children have the nutrition they need to succeed in school.
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