School Breakfast has numerous benefits. This critical program:

  • reduces food insecurity
  • improves dietary intake (more fruits and vegetables)
  • helps children learn
  • combats obesity
  • improves attendance
  • reduces behavior problems and tardiness

Did You Know?
Children who eat breakfast at school closer to test-taking time perform better on standardized tests that those who skip breakfast or eat breakfast at home.

With the passage of the Healthy Schools Act of 2010, school breakfast is free for all students in D.C. Public Schools and public charter schools.

Learn more:

D.C. School Breakfast Scorecard
Breakfast for Health
Breakfast for Learning

Download the infographic: “Start the Day Right with School Breakfast” (click on infographic to download):