The School Breakfast Program Programs

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SUMMARY 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…show more content…
In over 12.9 million children participated in the program every day, and 10.1 million received a free or reduced-price meal. The program was designed to assist school system to provide nutrition breakfast for all children in the unite state especially those childrens from low income family (Gndersen, Craig, and Michele Ver Ploeg 2015). How does the school breakfast program works, the school districts and independent schools that choose to take part in the breakfast program receive cash subsidies from the U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA) for each meal they serve, and they have to serve breakfast that meet federal requirements, and they must offer free or reduced price breakfasts to eligible children. 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
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