Hunger in our Schools Website and Report
Posted by Share Our Strength on March 23, 2015
Most educators regularly see students come to school hungry and school breakfast programs often are inadequate for addressing the issue, according to a new report from No Kid Hungry. Hunger in Our Schools 2015, based on a national survey of thousands of educators, finds that three-quarters of public school teachers say their students regularly attend school hungry, causing them to lose concentration, lack energy, and have more behavioral problems. The report argues that while 94% of public schools currently offer breakfast programs, participation remains low because such programs are poorly delivered. Many breakfast programs start too early, single out students who need breakfast, and require too much effort on the part of students, according to the report. The report finds that serving breakfast in the classroom has been an effective solution for some schools.
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