ERIC Number: ED345858
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Breakfast: Don't Start School without It! A School Breakfast Campaign Kit.
In 1975, Congress established the School Breakfast Program, which gives federal funds to help schools provide morning meals to children. The Food Research and Action Center has worked to increase the number of schools participating in the program. This document is a handbook for organizing a school breakfast program at the local level. Chapters in the text: (1) present suggestions on organizing or expanding breakfast programs and contain factsheets about such programs; (2) review federal legislative initiatives on child nutrition and state regulations covering breakfast programs; (3) contain surveys and data sheets for collecting information about factors related to the implementation of school breakfast programs in local communities; (4) discuss the relationship between nutrition and learning, and children's right to receive school meals; (5) list facts that answer commonly asked questions about school breakfast programs; (6) list organizations that have endorsed campaigns to end childhood hunger and to expand the national school breakfast program; (7) offer suggestions on marketing a breakfast program; and (8) present results of two surveys concerning the effects of eating breakfast on students' feelings and behavior at school. (BC)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kraft General Foods Foundation, Glenview, IL.
Authoring Institution: Food Research and Action Center, Washington, DC.