ERIC Number: ED164112
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Barriers to School Breakfast.
Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.
The School Breakfast Program described in this booklet was legislated by Congress and implemented nationwide in public and non-profit private schools by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The first chapter of the booklet presents a narrative summary of research data that support the need for school breakfasts. The second chapter discusses the historical background of the program and describes the program's administration and funding procedures. The third chapter details problems in implementing the program, such as costs of teacher supervision, lack of adequate eating facilites, lack of student participation, and other problems. Prejudices and arguments raised against the program are outlined in Chapter 4. Chapter 5 presents summaries of selected school breakfast programs in 10 states: Arizona, Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, South Carolina, and Wisconsin. The final chapter provides recommendations for fostering school breakfast programs at the national, state, and local levels. Appendices describe one successful breakfast program in Great Falls, Montana, and present tabular statistics on student participation in selected lunch and breakfast programs. (SE)
Descriptors: Administrator Attitudes, Breakfast Programs, Community Attitudes, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Programs, Government Role, Nutrition, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Responsibility, School Role, Social Change, Student Participation
The Children's Foundation, 1028 Connecticut Avenue, N. W., Suite 1112, Washington, D.C. 20036 ($3.00; bulk rates available upon request)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Community Services Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.; Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Children's Foundation, Washington, DC.