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March 2013

Less absenteeism, better math scores for school breakfast eaters

Students who ate school breakfast have better attendance and math scores and are more likely to graduate high school, according to a new report by Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry campaign. In fact, students who ate breakfast at school attended an average of 1.5 more days of school than students who did not eat school breakfast. Their math scores averaged 17.5 percent higher and they were 20 percent more likely to graduate high school.  These high school graduates were also much less likely to suffer from hunger in adulthood

This great infographic gives a quick snapshot of the study’s findings.

If you could have breakfast with anyone who would it be?

That’s the question the School Nutrition Association wants you to ask your students to celebrate School Breakfast Week.

Whether they’re dreaming of waffles with Grandpa, fruit with the President, cereal with Justin Beiber or French toast with Serena Williams, the SNA wants to hear about it! Three national winners will have their submissions published in School Nutrition Magazine and receive special prize packs from SNA. Entries are due March 31, 2013.

Learn more and register.

Free Webinar on Effective Ways of Serving Breakfast

Making breakfast a part of the school day—by delivering it to the classroom, serving it from carts in the hallway or offering it during a break after first period—is the most effective means of increasing student participation.  Join the Breakfast Matters – How to Webinar: Piloting and Expanding Breakfast in the Classroom, Grab and Go, and Second Chance Breakfast Programs to learn steps to successfully pilot and expand these programs in your district. The webinar is scheduled for Thurs.,  March 14 at 3 p.m.

Register today.

North Jersey School Breakfast Summit

Attention School Nutrition Directors, Superintendents, Principals and Business Administrators!

You're invited to gain the latest valuable insights on how to improve academic performance, attendance, behavior and more by providing your students with school breakfast. Bring along two or more key stakeholders of the breakfast program, and your Fuel Up to Play 60 school will be entered into a drawing to win a photo shoot with NY Giants' Mathias Kiwanuka.

Learn more and register.

North Brunswick teacher talks about classroom breakfast.

View video.

In This Issue

In the Spotlight:

Who is your dream breakfast guest?

School breakfast webinar

Get help with school breakfast at Summit

Hear what teacher says about school breakfast

The Food for Thought School Breakfast Campaign is a partnership of state agencies, child advocates, anti-hunger coalitions, statewide education organizations and national organizations.

View a list of campaign partners.

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