New Share Our Strength Analysis Shows Impact of School Breakfast on Academic Achievement

2013-03-01

March 1, 2013 - Today, Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign hosted a briefing on Capitol Hill to release a new analysis demonstrating the positive potential impact that school breakfast has on the academic, health and economic futures of America’s students.

Marla Caplon, RD, LD, Director of Food & Nutrition Services for Montgomery County (Md.) Public Schools, spoke at the briefing on behalf of School Nutrition Association, and discussed how school nutrition professionals are reaching more students with a healthy school breakfast through alternative delivery models, like breakfast in the classroom.

Share Our Strength’s study, developed in collaboration with Deloitte, finds that on average, students who eat school breakfast have the potential to achieve 17.5% higher scores on standardized math tests and attend 1.5 more days of school each year.  Research also shows students who attend class more regularly are potentially 20% more likely to graduate from high school, and high school graduates typically earn $10,090 more a year while enjoying a 4% higher employment rate.

For complete details and an interactive map highlighting the benefits of school breakfast at the state and local levels, visit www.NoKidHungry.org/Breakfast.  

 

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