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Serving Breakfast at School: How it Affects the Rest of the School Day

Since 1966, the School Breakfast Program has provided federally subsidized breakfasts to children at schools and child care centers nationwide. According to the non-profit Food Research and Action Center’s 2015 school breakfast report card, based on the most recent data from the 2013-2014 school year, 320,000 more kids ate healthy, nutritious breakfasts in U.S. schools […]

Since 1966, the School Breakfast Program has provided federally subsidized breakfasts to children at schools and child care centers nationwide.

According to the non-profit Food Research and Action Center’s 2015 school breakfast report card, based on the most recent data from the 2013-2014 school year, 320,000 more kids ate healthy, nutritious breakfasts in U.S. schools than did in the previous academic year.

The Houston Independent School District was among the top five participants in the program, out of 62 large school districts nationwide.

Planning and serving breakfasts on such a wide scale and ensuring they meet nutritional guidelines can be a challenge, as we hear from Nan Cramer, HISD’s community outreach dietitian.

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Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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