The School Breakfast Program Programs

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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
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According to the U.S department of agriculture the children who qualify for free and reduced breakfast program, the children will from families with incomes at or below 130 percent of the federal poverty level are eligible for free meals, but those incomes between 130 percent and 185 percent of poverty level are eligible for reduced-price meals. In the year 2012, the school breakfast program cost $3.3 billion, up from $1.9 billion in the year 2005. The cost in previous years was in 1970, $10.8 million; in 1980, $287.8 million; in 1990, $599.1 million; and in 2000, $1.39 billion (Gndersen, Craig, and Michele Ver Ploeg 2015).
The benefit of participate in the school breakfast program
The school breakfast program is the important source of nutrients for preschool kids from low- income families. the kids who participate in the school breakfast program generally have better vitamin, good nutrition intake, and less prone to being overweight or obese, because childhood obesity is becoming an increasing problem, it is estimated that over 15 percent of children aged six to nineteen are now classified as overweight (Ogden, Flagel, Carrols, and Johnson, 2002). Schools that implement breakfast program see improvements in
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