School Breakfast Program Participation Leads to Higher Academic Achievement

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A study conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa found that schools participating in the School Breakfast Program reported higher student scores in math, science and reading. This is in comparison to schools that did not qualify for the School Breakfast Program. Findings also suggested that the longer a school participated in the School Breakfast Program, the better the students performed academically.  The study demonstrates the ability of the School Breakfast Program to help close the achievement gap for low-income students. You can read the study here.

Photo from: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Photo from: U.S. Department of Agriculture

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