The School Breakfast Program Programs

1345 Words Jan 5th, 2016 6 Pages
The school breakfast program is where preschool kids can start the day with good breakfast. Studies have shown feeding children a nutritious breakfast increases their school performance, nutrition intake, and overall health while decreasing obesity, discipline problems, and illnesses. There is concern that children might be coming to school without eating breakfast and still not be participating in the school breakfast program for variety of reasons, including a perceived stigma associating school breakfast participating with poverty. Breakfast is an important meal and several studies appear to link the consumption of nutritious breakfast to improved dietary status and school performance. One approach to increasing participation of the school breakfast program is to offer free breakfast program to all children, regardless of their household ability to pay for the meal. The school breakfast program could be expanded to cover more children in rural and urban areas in the United States.
The school breakfast program first established by congress as a pilot program in 1966 and the program become a permeant entitlement program in 1975. The school breakfast is administered at the federal level by the food and nutrition service. At the state level, the program is usually administered by state education agencies, which operate the program through agreements with local school food authorities in more than 89,000 schools and institutions in the unite state and the…
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