Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Annual Scorecard Ranks States on School Breakfast Participation

From the Food Research and Action Center, February 14, 2017

Nationally, on an average day during the 2015–2016 school year, 12.1 million students eligible to receive free and reduced-price school meals participated in school breakfast, an increase of 3.7 percent, or nearly 433,000 children from the previous school year, according to FRAC's annual School Breakfast Scorecard and School Breakfast: Making it Work in Large School Districts reports. “While we are certainly happy progress is being made, there is still much room for improvement,” said Jim Weill, president, FRAC. The top two performers in the Scorecard — West Virginia and New Mexico — exceeded FRAC’s goal of reaching 70 low-income children with school breakfast for every 100 who ate school lunch.

A link to the report is here.