The OEA and the Ohio Children’s Hunger Alliance, as statewide partners with Breakfast in the Classroom, are working with public school districts across Ohio to increase student participation in the federally funded School Breakfast Program.
The goal is to reduce childhood hunger and improving health and educational outcomes for schoolchildren.
Participate in the 2019 Ohio School Breakfast Challenge!
Give your kids a successful start to the school day AND get recognized for your efforts!
All schools participating in the School Breakfast Program can participate in the 2019 Ohio School Breakfast Challenge. School Food Authorities will receive a survey the week of March 25th to report breakfast meals served, serving days and enrollment for February 1, through March 29, 2019. Schools that meet the breakfast ADP rates as stated below will be notified of their award level in May 2019. These schools will receive an All-Star recognition banner.
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School Breakfast Changes Lives — Here’s How:
• Eating breakfast at school helps children perform better.
• Students who eat breakfast at school have better attendance and exhibit fewer behavior problems.
• Eating breakfast can improve children’s diets and may reduce obesity risk.
• Universal Breakfast* programs eliminates the social and economic stigma of eating school breakfast.
*Universal school breakfast refers to any school program that offers breakfast at no charge to all students, regardless of family income. Any public school, nonprofit private school, or residential child care institution can participate in the School Breakfast Program and receive federal funds for each breakfast served.