• Nutrition Education Resources

    Fueling Learning with School Meals

    • Medical authorities and nutrition researchers have documented that meeting nutritional requirements throughout childhood is essential for full intellectual development.
    • Undernutrition impacts the behavior of children, their school performance, and their overall cognitive development (Tufts University Statement, 1998).
    • Participants in the "School Breakfast Program and School Performance" study had improved test performance and reduced tardiness and absence rates
    • When school breakfasts were made available to low-income students in a Harvard study their attendance, grades, behavior, and emotional adjustment improved. 
    • Students who participated in a Minnesota Breakfast Study had an increase in math grades and reading scores, increased student attention, reduced nurse visits, and improved student behaviors.

    Breakfast Achievement

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