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ERIC Number: ED563849
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 84
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
The Future of School Breakfast: An Analysis of Evidence-Based Practices to Improve School Breakfast Participation in Washington State
Mosehauer, Katie
School breakfast is associated with a host of positive outcomes, such as improved health and attendance, reduced behavioral problems, and increased academic achievement. Unfortunately, a majority of Washington students who qualify for free or reduced-price breakfasts do not currently receive one at school, with many students eating no breakfast at all. This report assesses how the current operation of the school breakfast program is serving Washington students, how innovative school and district policies are making a difference for students in Washington and across the country, and how new policies at the state and federal level can change the course of low breakfast participation trends and maximize the benefits of school breakfast for students and their families. Research found that "Breakfast After the Bell," meaning any food service model that provides students the opportunity to eat breakfast after the first bell of the instructional day, has been effective in transforming school breakfast programs, and mandating breakfast programs was significantly more effective in increasing school breakfast participation and reducing the risk of hunger. A list of key terms is included. The following are appended: (1) Health Impacts of Breakfast; (2) The Cognitive Impacts of Breakfast; (3) Nuts and Bolts of Breakfast Service Models; (4) History of Policy and State Investment in the School Breakfast Program in Washington State; (5) OSPI Estimates on Washington School Districts Qualifying for Community Eligibility; (6) Estimates on Individual Schools Qualifying for Community Eligibility; (7) Alternatives to the Use of Free and Reduced-Price Eligibility on the Allocation of State and Federal Funds; and (8) Technical Notes on Appleseed's Economic Model for School Meal Funding.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Food Research and Action Center, Washington, DC.; Walmart Foundation
Authoring Institution: Appleseed; United Way of King County; Children's Alliance; WithinReach; Anti-Hunger and Nutrition Coalition (AHNC)
Identifiers - Location: Washington